Former President Donald Trump has replaced his top Georgia lawyer ahead of his surrender on Thursday evening. Drew Findling, the lawyer who has led Trump’s defense in Georgia, is being replaced by Steven Sadow, described as a “special counsel for white collar and high-profile defense.” Trump’s other Georgia attorney, Jennifer Little, will continue to work with Sadow. Sadow stated that he has been retained to represent President Trump in the Fulton County, Georgia case and expressed confidence in his innocence.
Trump is facing more than a dozen charges related to his efforts to reverse Georgia’s 2020 election results. This is the fourth time this year that the former president has faced criminal charges. Trump has negotiated a consent bond agreement, which includes a $200,000 bond and other release conditions. He is restricted from using social media to target co-defendants and witnesses in the case. Trump has a history of shaking up his legal team, as seen earlier this year when he removed two top attorneys representing him in a federal indictment.
Overall, Trump has replaced his top Georgia lawyer ahead of his surrender in relation to the charges stemming from his attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results. His new attorney, Steven Sadow, is described as a specialist in white collar and high-profile defense. The former president intends to fight the charges and maintains his innocence. This development follows Trump’s previous pattern of making changes to his legal team when facing legal challenges. The specifics of the consent bond agreement, including a $200,000 bond and restrictions on social media usage, have been negotiated before Trump’s surrender.