Trump’s Lead Lawyer Donated to Clinton After Joining Case
“The whole thing is disgusting,” Trump added.
But Trump’s lead lawyer in the case has Clinton ties of his own.
Federal filings show that Daniel Petrocelli has donated to Clinton over the years, and even contributed $2,700 to her campaign after Trump brought him on to the politically fraught case.
The fact that Trump’s own lawyer in the class-action cases has been an avid Clinton backer undermines his accusations of bias in the case, not only against the plaintiffs’ lawyers but also against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump says has an “inherent conflict of interest” because of his Mexican heritage.