And then in May, after a long infighting with one of Trump’s top advisers, Parlatore resigned.
Since then, you may have seen him on cable TV talking about why he left Trump’s team and offering his views on the case. But he hasn’t sat down for an in-depth interview like the one you’re about to hear.
Parlatore stopped by Politico’s offices in Arlington and spent the afternoon speaking with Playbook co-author and Deep Dive host Ryan Lizza about why he became a criminal defense attorney in the first place, the moral dilemmas he faced representing people that he knew they were guilty. And, most importantly, what it was like to be on Trump’s legal team as Jack Smith and his prosecutors closed in.