A lawyer for the Trump’s campaign’s effort to contest the election results in Pennsylvania has been subjected to “threats of harm,” prompting authorities to place her under official protection. The abuse ultimately caused her to withdraw from supporting the Trump litigation effort.
According to court documents filed Wednesday evening, Philadelphia lawyer Linda Kerns “has been the subject to threats of harm, to the point at which the involvement of police and US Marshals has been necessary to provide for her safety,” reports the New York Post.
The detail was revealed two days after Kerns, who runs a solo practice, sought to sanction a lawyer from the firm representing Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Brockvar for leaving her an “abusive voicemail” last weekend.
In the court filing, Kerns stated that she was “subjected to continuous harassment in the form of abusive emails, phone calls, physical and economic threats, and even accusations of treason – all for representing the President of the United States’ campaign in this litigation.”
Kerns later sought permission to quit the case, in which the Trump campaign is challenging Joe Biden over his projected win in Pennsylvania. On social media, anti-Trump activist group Project Lincoln released the names of two lawyers associated with the Trump litigation effort in Pennsylvania a week following the election from the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur.
The group publicly posted the attorneys’ personal information, including their photos and personal phone numbers, and told the account’s 2.7 million, mostly left-wing followers to “make them famous.” Project Lincoln punctuated their tweet with an image of a pirate flag, and followed it up with a second tweet stating their intent to hound the law firms’ clientele to bring economic harm down upon the lawyers for supporting the Trump campaign.
Kerns’ exit from the case follows a withdrawal from Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, in addition to another withdrawal from two Texas lawyers hired by the Trump campaign.