Complaints have been lodged with the District of Columbia and New York City Bar Associations against President Donald Trump’s personal defense attorney Marc Kasowitz, calling for an investigation to determine if he has breached rules of professional conduct.
Separate complaints were filed over the week against Kasowitz by the Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit government watchdog organization, and by attorney Neil Goldfarb, a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union. They both allege that Kasowitz may have inappropriately counseled other White House staffers while representing the president, raising conflict-of-interest concerns.
In addition, the CfA complaint alleges that Kasowitz is not currently authorized to practice law in Washington, D.C.
New Trump lawyer John Dowd represented insider trading defendant Raj Rajaratnam, who was convicted on all counts. Here's how Dowd behaved. https://t.co/7Rbl5kjwbD— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 17, 2017
Trump's newest lawyer, John Dowd, sent this email to a WSJ reporter during the Raj Rajaratnam trial. https://t.co/YeEfWAiP2C (@PreetBharara) pic.twitter.com/m25aYZcJVu— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) June 17, 2017