Internet says 'absolutely brutal' as ex-Trump attorney Joe Tacopina claims former President could be convicted by Jack Smith

Internet says 'absolutely brutal' as ex-Trump attorney Joe Tacopina claims former President could be convicted by Jack Smith
Joe Tacopina revealed the likely possibility of Donald Trump's conviction by special counsel Jack Smith (Joseph tacopina/LinkedIn, Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Attorney Joe Tacopina, who represented Donald Trump until last week, stated that his former client is very likely to be convicted by special counsel Jack Smith.

In an interview with MSNBC's Al Sharpton on Saturday, January 20, Tacopina discussed the former President's ongoing legal struggles, including the defamation trial by E Jean Carroll and the criminal case in Fulton County, Georgia.

When asked whether Trump will be convicted in light of the seriousness of the two federal cases, Tacopina said, "Absolutely. You have a jury of twelve who is ultimately going to decide this. Jack Smith is a federal prosecutor who I knew from his days in Brooklyn. They're serious prosecutors."


He further added about the possibility of his ex-client facing trials in unfriendly territories. "You can't say there's no way he will get convicted, there is no way he will be sentenced," the attorney continued.

According to him, the interview was Tacopina's first and only discussion on the topic after leaving Trump's legal team on January 15.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Flanked by attorneys, former U.S. President Donald Trump appears in the courtroom for his arraignment proceeding at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 4, 2023, in New York City. (Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)
Joe Tacopina left Donald Trump's legal team on January 15 (Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)

The presidential hopeful is currently splitting his time between the campaigns in New Hampshire ahead of the primary on January 23 and the ongoing defamation trial in New York City court.

Joe Tacopina reveals 'personal reasons' influenced his decision to quit

Despite nearly a week since leaving, Tacopina has not disclosed the reasons for his departure at a crucial time in Trump's political career.

Without delving into the specific reasons, the attorney gave a vague answer for the reasons for his departure: "I had to follow my compass, and my compass told me it was my time... There are a lot of personal reasons that went into things that I can't or won't discuss...But there are personal reasons. And, you know, as much as I'd love to discuss them, I just can't."

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Donald Trump is leading the GOP primary polls with a strong majority (Getty Images)

Tacopina also revealed he will focus on representing his client A$AP Rocky in a defamation lawsuit.

Department of Justice's Special Counsel Jack Smith investigates the cases on Trump's involvement in the January 6 Capitol insurrection to overturn the 2020 election results and the mishandling of classified documents.

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In light of the ongoing legal struggles, the former President is demanding absolute presidential immunity to safeguard his 2024 presidential run and a potential second entry to the White House.

Internet reacts to Joe Tacopina's remarks on Donald Trump's cases

Responding to Tacopina's revelation of the likely potential of Trump's conviction, netizens weighed in on the latter's future.

One user said, "Oof absolutely brutal."


Another user remarked, "Whoa. This sounds bad."


"About time the truth be told," read one response. Another added, "Why represent a losing cause? Only smart lawyer Trump had left & he knew when to abandon the sinking ship."



One user mockingly asked, "Has he told trump that yet?"


"This is new and interesting, Trump is dumped by a Lawyer. I guess the old saying "rats abandon a sinking ship" is true," wrote one user.


Another reaction read, "Add to the list of tRump lawyers finding their conscience."


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