Trump Stacks Defense

White-Collar Crime Lawyer Blanche Joins Team

  • White collar criminal lawyer Todd Blanche is joining Donald Trump’s legal team before the former president is arraigned Tuesday in a Manhattan criminal court.
  • Trump lawyer Joe Tacopina, the tough-talking New York lawyer who has thus far been the face of Trump’s legal defense in the case, says Blanche has not “sidelined” him.
  • “Of course I haven’t” been replaced Tacopina told Forbes. “When the bell rings . . . I will be doing the major crosses and summations.”
  • Blanchei is a former federal prosecutor for the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office.
  • He previously represented Trump 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort.
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