President Donald Trump attended a meeting in the Roosevelt room at the White house in Washington, March 20, 2018.
An Atlanta-based attorney with a doctorate in medieval history is now believed to have an important role in President Donald Trump’s legal team.
Andrew Ekonomou, 69, who is Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow has been supported since June will now assume that “a stronger role” in the President’s legal team after the recent departure of Washington lawyer John Dowd, according to Reuters.
Andrew Ekonomou, a little-known lawyer with a doctorate in medieval history, play a Central role on the @POTUS ‘ s legal team, several law firms decline to represent him https://t.co/tLXuMUqxmI pic.twitter.com/1y7nyQ2vOx
— Jeffrey Guterman (@Jeffrey Guterman) March 28, 2018
Ekonomou the height comes as Trump, the team negotiated the conditions under which the President, in an Interview with Special Counsel Robert Müller.
Sekulow told Reuters that Ekonomou is a “brilliant strategist” who has handled complex investigations for decades.
“I’ve already tested a lot of time,” said Ekonomou, who works under contract as an assistant district attorney in Brunswick, Ga. “Just because you don’t doesn’t mean a Beltway lawyer, that you know what you’re doing.”
Now a member of the Lambros Firm, LLC in Atlanta, Ekonomou served briefly as a Deputy U.S. attorney in 1982 in Atlanta.
In 1996, he was embroiled in controversy for charging state taxpayers to work as much as $ 120,000 a year for part-time, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Also, working with Sekulow in trump’s defense team is another Atlantan and Emory law school Professor, Mark gold spring, according to Politico. Both Ekonomou and gold spring have connections to Sekulow non-profit, the American Center for Law & Justice.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.