PrawfsBlawg: First principles of lawyering: don’t lie to your client.

Source: PrawfsBlawg: First principles of lawyering: don’t lie to your client.

by Cassandra Burke Robertson

Howard [Wasserman] noted the swirl of insanity in recent news about the Trump administration. One of the things that is becoming increasingly clear is just how hard it is for the lawyers to do their jobs in this administration, where even the lawyers need lawyers and good legal advice is routinely disregarded.

Many sources are now openly questioning the President’s mental fitness. Not being a physician (and never having spoken to President Trump), I don’t know what his mental state is or isn’t. But even the hypothetical question raises an interesting issue: how should White House attorneys treat a President that they believe may lack the capacity to make decisions in the interest of the office?

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