Trump attorney quits another case, cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ – POLITICO

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@[100044274887410:2048:Donald J. Trump] burns through lawyers like @[100044294416401:2048:Snoop Dogg] burns through blunts. It’s amazing he could still find law firms willing to take him on even with his track record of not paying.