Spiro Agnew Lawyer: Trump Should Resign To Save ‘Skin’ Of Himself, Family

Spiro Agnew lawyer Martin London on Morning Joe on Aug. 24, 2018

The lawyer for former Vice President Spiro Agnew is advising President Donald Trump to “consider resigning” to save his “skin” and protect his family.

Martin London wrote the advice in a Time Magazine op-ed Thursday and followed up with an appearance on “Morning Joe” Friday, suggesting a presidential resignation might be the best move for Trump to make because “it’s only going to get worse.”

“We already have everybody, you know — the rats are leaving the ship. He’s lost [Rick] Gates, [George] Papadopoulos, [Michael] Cohen, [Michael] Flynn, now [David] Pecker,” he said on “Morning Joe” Friday, listing the slew of former Trump advisers who have flipped on the President. “He’ll probably lose (Allen) Weisselberg and others from the Trump Organization. And we don’t know a quarter of what’s in the pocket of the prosecutor.”

Later on Friday morning, The Wall Street Journal reported that Weisselberg, Trump Organization CFO, had been granted immunity by federal prosecutors in their investigation into Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Agnew resigned less than a year before President Richard Nixon left office and pleaded no contest to federal tax evasion charges to avoid charges of corruption. London, who represented Agnew during the scandal, said it would be best for Trump to get out while he has the chance.

If he has any interest at all in not only saving his skin, but the skin of his child, his children, his son-in-law, his grandchildren, his daughter — this is a time when he’s got to seriously think about that. Now, is he capable of that, of serious thinking? Frankly, I doubt it,” he said.

“If he’s going to be advised by people like clown (Rudy) Giuliani and people who don’t know that the truth is truth, then he’s not going to get anywhere,” he continued. “The national interest is what drove the Agnew resignation.”

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