Sidley Austin Atty's Anti-Trump Crusade Draws Fans, Mockery

By Jeff Overley (May 4, 2016, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Daniel A. McLaughlin, counsel at Sidley Austin LLP in New York, has stitched together an impressive resume: Veteran securities litigator. Widely published writer. Politically conservative mega-critic of Donald Trump and unwilling viral sensation on Twitter.

The avatar of Daniel McLaughlin's Twitter account, "Baseball Crank," has become the subject of an internet meme. Those last two items are recent phenomena that gained huge amounts of online attention this week as Trump all but locked up the GOP presidential nomination. McLaughlin, who has 26,500 followers on Twitter, has seen his profile rise by giving voice to Republicans who view Trump's ascent as a...

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