Who is Trump lawyer Todd Blanche?

Veteran prosecutor Todd Blanche is one of the attorneys representing former President Trump in NY v. Trump, where the presumptive GOP presidential nominee faces 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Blanche is joined on the case by his firm’s co-counsel, Emil Bove, as well as attorney Susan Necheles, who has previously represented the Trump Organization.

He also notably worked alongside his now-opponent in the courtroom, New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg, while a federal prosecutor, according to the Washington Post.

Blanche also previously represented another Trumpworld figure, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

He successfully blunted an indictment against the former Black, Manafort & Stone political consultant in a mortgage fraud case in which Manafort had been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Blanche’s motion arguing then-New York County District Attorney Cy Vance’s prosecution was both politically motivated and an instance of double jeopardy led to the indictment ultimately being dismissed.

From 2006 to 2014, Blanche served as the co-chief of the White Plains division of the powerful U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

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