Trump’s Attorney Gets Roasted For Writing Formal Letter In… Comic Sans
By Izza Sofia, 09 Oct 2019
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A letter written by Trump’s lawyer John Dowd has found itself in the limelight for a very unusual reason.
Dowd, who is the lead attorney in the Russian interference investigation, wrote a letter informing the House Intelligence Committee that two of his clients, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman will not turn over documents pertaining to their activities with Rudy Giuliani on Monday.
The attorney cited an “unduly burdensome” timeframe, as he believed the request was made to “harass, intimidate and embarrass” his clients.
However, it wasn’t the content of the letter that has left the internet in awe. Twitter users are instead horrified to find that the letter was written in… Comic Sans.
One Twitter user found it odd that Dowd was capable of drafting out a letter in the notorious typeface “and still not lose all of his clients,” while others thought Comic Sans was fitting for such events.
Another Twitter user pointed out that Comic Sans seems to be Dowd’s choice for formal communications. Back in January 2018, he wrote letters to Robert Mueller on behalf of the US president using the same typeface.
Here's the letter (yes it's Comic Sans) indicating that Rudy Giuliani's associates will not be appearing or providing documents this week.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 7, 2019
Attorney John Dowd (Trump's former lawyer) argues the timeframe is too short and info could be attorney-client privileged. pic.twitter.com/3ytCecrPHv
It's a little-known fact that a lawyer who emails the scan of a signed printout of a legal letter originally typed out in Comic Sans is automatically disbarred pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(2) https://t.co/Rwakta4Gk3— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) October 7, 2019
It really is impressive that John Dowd has built up such a solid career that he can write official letters in comic sans and not lose all of his clients https://t.co/SHr19URPCl— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 7, 2019
VIA E-MAIL in comic sans this is the extremely good lawyerin’ shit https://t.co/zKmizbjDDZ— kilgore trout will be the hero (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 7, 2019
Friends don’t let friends use comic sans https://t.co/74gHPluZKg— Mollie Bryant (@MollieEBryant) October 7, 2019
Nothing says quality legal representation like Comic Sans https://t.co/MXEggSnnRU— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 7, 2019
Oh my god The Stupidest Timeline has finally hit Comic Sans https://t.co/HR0iPAVgYI— Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson) October 7, 2019
This whole administration was written in comic sans— Jeffrey Burr (@JeffreyFBurr) October 7, 2019
I know that "hating Comic Sans" has become emblematic of a kind of boring and extremely online snobbery, but honestly I think this might be the most fitting use for it possibly ever? https://t.co/a1rnXMeqlX— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) October 7, 2019
Historians will call our time “the Comic Sans Era.” https://t.co/DmGJsYK58V— John M. Donnelly (@johnmdonnelly) October 7, 2019
John Dowd still writes his letters in comic sans. (He also the used the font in a January 2018 letter to Robert Mueller when he was representing President Trump: https://t.co/snlSFyyzH6) https://t.co/Z1QNWJ0ZVR— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) October 7, 2019
He wrote a letter in Comic Sans, printed it out, signed it, scanned it, then e-mailed the scan.— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) October 7, 2019
I kind of admire his consistency, such a ridiculous process and ugly appearance befits the frivolous arguments made in the letter. https://t.co/Tej5lBlWfy
[via HuffPost, opening image via Shutterstock]
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