Before Hunter Biden started getting questions about his sketchy business deals in China, Barack Obama had rapper Pras Michel (of the Fugees) hard at work for him.
Michel was accused of acting as a foreign agent for China when he helped launder millions of dollars and dump them into former President Barack Obama’s campaign coffers.
Back in April, Michel’s trial turned into a star-studded event when actor Leonardo DiCaprio was called forward to testify.
In the end, the court determined the rapper was responsible for funneling a mind-blowing $88 million in illegal campaign funds into Obama’s account on behalf of China’s Communist government.
Now, after being convicted for his role in the alleged campaign fraud, Michel is back in court.
And his reason for appealing his conviction is mind blowing.
According to the musician, he should get a new trial on grounds that his former attorney was seriously lacking ambition when it came to pleading his case.
In a motion filed with the court, attorney David Kenner used AI to cheat rather than doing his job.
“The motion argues Michel’s former defense attorney David Kenner ‘used an experimental AI program to write his closing argument, which made frivolous arguments, conflated the schemes and failed to highlight key weaknesses in the Government’s case,’” Fox News reported.
According to the legal filing, Kenner then had the audacity to brag about not bothering to craft an argument himself.
The attorney “then publicly boasted that the AI program ‘turned hours or days of legal work into seconds,’” ArentFox Schiff explained. “It is now apparent that Kenner and his co-counsel appear to have had an undisclosed financial stake in the AI program, and they experimented with it during Michel’s trial so they could issue a press release afterward promoting the program—a clear conflict of interest.”
According to Michel’s new attorney, a press release put out by the AI company bragged about how the software wrote Kenner’s closing argument for the trial.
However, even if Michel’s new legal team can convince a judge that their client’s ex-lawyer was a real dud, it could be a stretch for any legal counsel to argue away the $88 million in campaign donations.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.