Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign efforts to question the results of the Pennsylvania presidential election, abruptly pulled out of a federal lawsuit they filed days earlier on President Trump’s behalf.
“The plaintiffs and Porter Wright reached a mutual agreement that the plaintiffs would receive the best service if Porter Wright withdrew,” the law firm said in a federal court memo.
The withdrawal of the company followed An article in the New York Times on Monday He described internal tensions at the company over its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania. Some employees said they were concerned about the company being used to undermine the integrity of the electoral process. One of Porter Wright’s attorneys resigned in protest of the summer.
Porter Wright, based in Columbus, Ohio, received at least $ 727,000 in fees from the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to Federal Election Disclosures.
Law office on Monday He filed a lawsuit In Federal District Court for the Central District of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Trump campaign. The lawsuit, which has not been adjudicated, alleges that there were “irregularities” in the nationwide presidential vote, which was carried out by President-elect Joseph R. He won more than 50,000 votes.
The Democratic National Committee submitted a request to dismiss the case.
Previously, Porter Wright filed a number of other procedures in the Pennsylvania courts to challenge aspects of the state’s voting process. It is not clear whether the company will continue to represent Mr. Trump’s campaign in these cases. Porter Wright’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.
On Wednesday, Porter Wright released a statement referring to his “long history of implementing election law during which we have represented democratic, republican, and independent campaigns and causes.”
“This sometimes requires that we take on controversial issues,” the statement said. “We expect criticism in such cases, and we affirm the right of all individuals to express concern and disagree.”
Alan Foyer contributed to the report.