US 2020 election updates: Trump campaign seeks public face for legal battle

November 5, 2020
Donald Trump

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is actively searching for a legal spokesperson to spearhead the campaign’s election litigation strategy in the coming days, two senior campaign officials told CBS News. Mr. Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow, who also represented the president during his impeachment trial in the Senate, has been floated for the position.

This person would function similarly to James Baker, who served as chief legal adviser for George W. Bush during the battle over the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election campaign.

Mr. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has so far been one of the major public faces of the campaign’s efforts to delegitimize the vote counting process. Giuliani told reporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that Democrats were trying to cheat in the election.

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