As the impeachment hearings finish up with the inevitable acquittal, much attention has been focused on his personal attorney, Christian right lawyer Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice. Some of his allies have even begun to talk openly about a possible Supreme Court appointment. If that thought doesn’t terrify you, it’s time to recalibrate your fears to match up to reality.
Although Sekulow is unlikely to jump into a formal role in Trump’s administration, a Trump victory in November would open the door to all manner of new positions and additional cases, to say nothing of some rewards for his service.
Sekulow juggles both legal and religious charitable enterprises — work that has recently come under scrutiny — and that will assuredly benefit from his heightened profile. His friends and allies even talk openly, with varying levels of seriousness, about Trump rewarding his 63-year-old attorney a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
“He’s certainly qualified,” said John Dowd, a former Trump personal attorney who worked with Sekulow on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and remains close friends with his former colleague. “He’d be a terrific Supreme Court justice.”
Pardon me while I go find some cyanide tablets to take.