RNC hires lawyers focused on election-related concerns

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The Republican National Committee has hired 2 caller lawyers to lead its ineligible efforts, a root acquainted pinch nan hires told NBC News.

The move comes arsenic nan statement focuses connected voting and election-related concerns pursuing nan Trump campaign's effective take-over of its leadership.

Republican lawyer Charlie Spies will service arsenic RNC's main counsel, nan root said. Spies precocious worked for Michigan Republican Rep. John James and antecedently served successful Mitt Romney's 2008 statesmanlike campaign. He notably rejected nan prevalent predetermination denialism successful nan statement while speaking connected a sheet astatine nan Conservative Political Action Conference successful 2021, drawing shouts from nan crowd.

Christina Bobb, who has served connected nan Trump campaign’s ineligible squad and is simply a salient fig successful pushing nan GOP's unfounded claims of a stolen 2020 election, will service arsenic elder counsel for predetermination integrity, nan root said. Bobb confirmed she joined nan RNC successful a station to X.

Bobb emerged arsenic a cardinal subordinate successful Trump’s ineligible battles over his alleged mishandling of classified documents. In 2022, she certified to nan FBI that each of nan applicable worldly sought by investigators had been turned complete — accusation that Evan Corcoran, different Trump lawyer, told her, according to nan indictment against nan erstwhile president.

Bobb has besides appeared arsenic an on-air characteristic for Trump-backing right-wing media outlets One America News Network and Right Side Broadcasting Network. She attended Trump's statement astatine his Mar-a-Lago residence connected nan nighttime of Super Tuesday.

Spies and Bobb did not instantly respond to NBC News' petition for comment.

The RNC’s hiring of Spies and Bobb follows wide layoffs astatine nan statement and nan installation location of 2 caller Trump-approved leaders: Michael Whatley, nan erstwhile chair of nan North Carolina Republican Party, arsenic nan group's president and Lara Trump, nan erstwhile president’s daughter-in-law, arsenic its co-chair, NBC News antecedently reported.

Chris LaCivita, a Trump co-campaign manager, was precocious appointed arsenic main operating serviceman of nan RNC. Sean Cairncross, who led RNC operations from 2015 to 2016, was tapped by LaCivita to service arsenic his deputy.

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel announced her resignation past period aft Trump endorsed Whatley to lead nan RNC.

Vaughn Hillyard

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Ben Kamisar

Ben Kamisar is simply a lawman governmental editor successful NBC's Political Unit. 

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