Trump Lawyer Quits Law Firm After Public Backlash

“As you are probably aware, there has been a massive pressure campaign in the last several days mounted by leftist groups via social media and other means against me, my law firm, and clients of the law firm, because of my personal involvement with President Trump, his campaign and the White House, related to the November 3 general election in Georgia. After discussions with my firm’s management, I have decided that it is in both of our interests that I leave the firm.” – Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, resigning from the high-profile firm Foley & Lardner LLP after backlash over her role in attempting to overturn the election result.

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.