The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
A Milwaukee-based law firm is distancing itself from one of the attorneys involved in President Donald Trump’s disturbing call trying to overturn the results of the Georgia election. Cleta Mitchell, a partner at Foley & Lardner, participated in the Saturday call in which Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state to “find” 11,780 votes to help Trump win that state’s election.
In a statement, a spokesman for Foley said the firm does not represent “any parties seeking to contest the results of the presidential election.” The first-term Republican president was joined on the call by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several lawyers, including Mitchell, who Meadows said “is not the attorney of record but has been involved.” This was the first that the public knew that she was involved in the attempt to overturn the results of the November contest.
Firm Response to Reports of Partner Cleta Mitchell’s Involvement in Post-Election Challengeshttps://t.co/s9uDwgID1U
— Foley & Lardner LLP (@FoleyandLardner) January 4, 2021
Post reports lawyer Cleta Mitchell was on call and is part of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Nearly all lawyers who come from high end firms have refused to be involved. Unlike Giuliani, Powell, others, Mitchell is a partner at upper tier law firm @FoleyandLardner.
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) January 3, 2021
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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 4, 2021
Foley & Lardner is a large law firm whose partner Cleta Mitchell was secretly advising Trump on how to commit sedition against the United States and was exposed on the #TrumpTapes today. All associates and partners at Foley who care about democracy should resign immediately! https://t.co/uHJjLc0RDN
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) January 3, 2021
RELATED: Longtime JMG readers may recall Mitchell for her work with the anti-LGBTQ hate group NOM. In 2011, she caused infighting within the now-defunct homocon group GOProud when she spearheaded a movement to boycott CPAC over GOProud’s attendance. GOProud founder Chris Barron called her a “bigot,” prompting now-Fox News host Tammy Bruce to resign from the group. Barron then apologized. Of note, Mitchell appears to have a particular hatred for gay men because her first husband left her for another man. In 1992, Mitchell’s second husband was convicted on five felony counts of banking fraud.