Don McGhan, former White House counsel, shivved Trump in his testimony to the Special Counsel. McGhan has now returned to his day job: partner at Jones Day.
In retaliation, Trump has decided to “pay back” Jones Day by cutting back his campaign’s legal expenditures with the firm. “’Why in the world would you want to put your enemy on the payroll?’ said one adviser close to the White House.”
Jones Day’s economic success depends on its ability to keep on recruiting high quality cannon fodder to replenish the 2,500 lawyers in its 43 offices. And, trust me, a reputation of being in the can for Donald Trump is going to do nothing positive toward recruiting the best and the brightest new lawyers. (It might attract some of the worst kind of Young Republican twerps, but those are not the kinds of people you want.)
Trump’s retaliation is a huge favor for Jones Day.