Foley & Lardner lawyer resignation related to Trump’s Georgia call
Cleta Mitchell, an attorney with Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner, has resigned after she participated in a call from President Donald Trump to Georgia’s secretary of state, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio. Mitchell said she was acting as a volunteer, but Foley & Lardner had decided in November to not take any clients related to any matters involved in the presidential election.
On the call, Trump pressured Georgia officials to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election. Mitchell was a senior partner based in Washington. Her resignation is effective immediately.