Trump replaces Georgia lawyer with attorney who represented rappers T.I., Rick Ross and Gunna ahead of Fulton booking
Former President Donald Trump has replaced prominent attorney Drew Findling with high-profile attorney Steven Sadow in his Georgia legal team, just hours before he is expected to be booked at Fulton County jail. Sadow will assume the role of lead on the case for Trump, who was indicted last week over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
He stated that Trump should never have been indicted and that he is innocent of all the charges brought against him. Findling served as Trump’s lead attorney in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ years-long investigation into the former president and his allies’ alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election in the state. Another attorney on the case, Jennifer Little, is expected to maintain her role and work with Sadow. Georgia State Law Professor Anthony Michael Kreis warned that it may not have been a good idea to swap lawyers ahead of Thursday’s booking.
Trump is one of 19 defendants charged in Willis’ expansive racketeering indictment, which accuses the group of Trump lawyers and associates—along with a swath of unindicted co-conspirators—of orchestrating a conspiracy to reverse Trump’s 2020 election loss. Trump maintains that his actions were not illegal and has assailed the probe as politically motivated.
Sadow is considered one of Atlanta’s most talented criminal defense attorneys by many in the legal community. He has represented celebrity clients, including rappers T.I., Rick Ross, and Gunna, as well as R&B singer Usher. Before his hiring, Findling was a frequent critic of Trump on social media and has since fervently defended him. Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig suggested that Trump’s constant cycling through representation could create future chaos for his various legal teams. He advised Trump to pick his lead lawyer on each case, stick with him, and let him do his job.