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Who is Joe Tacopina? Donald Trump hires powerhouse lawyer for defamation lawsuit over a book

Joe Tacopina's letter condemns Mark Pomerantz from publishing a book that will contain libelous remarks against Donald Trump
UPDATED JAN 24, 2023
Donald Trump hires America's top trial attorney Joe Tacopina (Alessandro Sabattini/ Brandon Bell/Getty Images/Simon & Schuster)
Donald Trump hires America's top trial attorney Joe Tacopina (Alessandro Sabattini/ Brandon Bell/Getty Images/Simon & Schuster)

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: Donald Trump has hired one of America's top trial lawyers to go after a former Manhattan prosecutor who allegedly defamed him. Donald Trump's lawyer Joe Tacopina fired a letter to lawyer Mark Pomerantz claiming he falsely defamed Trump in his 2022 resignation letter which was made public and also condemning him from publishing a book that will contain more libelous remarks against the former president.

Joe Tacopina sent a letter to Mark Pomerantz, claiming he falsely stated in a 2022 resignation letter to Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg that Donald Trump was "guilty of numerous felony violations" and that it was a "grave failure of justice not to hold [Trump] accountable by way of criminal prosecution," as per TMZ. Joe Tacopina alleges his resignation letters were leaked to the New York Times.


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Mark Pomerantz and another lead prosecutor Carey Dunne led the New York investigation into Donald Trump's finances. When Mark Pomerantz resigned, he said that he had quit after Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's order to not move ahead with the criminal indictment of Donald Trump. The letter was published by New York Times in full stating it was "contrary to the public interest."

The letter alleged, "The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes -- he did," Mark Pomerantz wrote. In the legal notice, sent by Joe Tacopina she also alleged particularly how enraged Mark Pomerantz is about to publish a book, "The People vs. Donald Trump," which, Joe Tacopina believes, will contain even more defamatory remarks about Donald Trump.

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Accordingly, Joe Tacopina issued a legal threat to Mark Pomerantz writing, "I strongly admonish you to take these next words seriously: If you publish such a book and continue making defamatory statements against my client, my office will aggressively pursue all legal remedies against you and your book publisher, Simon & Schuster," reported the source. Joe Tacopina further added, "Trust me, I will zealously use every possible legal resource to punish you and your publisher for the incredible financial harm that you have caused my clients to suffer."

Subsequently, Alvin Bragg has also expressed his concerns about Mark Pomerantz's upcoming book. He claims the book could derail his investigation into the 45th President who announced his 2024 run for the presidency.