I have thought about making this a separate post but one obvious question is this: what sort of advice defense lawyers give their clients when their clients are the focus of LE? to what extent does R's conduct can be explained as the result of their attorney's counsel? If what they did can be explained as sort of "standard" counsel a defense lawyer would offer, well, I didn't care for Johny Cochran's "if it doesn't fit you must acquit" but I recognize that he is doing his job. While I don't care for seemingly guilty criminals pleading the Fifth amendment, if that is available it would be a breach of duty for a defense attorney not to inform his client to plead this. Maybe Linwood gave the R's advice and the R's followed it, and LInwood was following a reasonable standard of duty defense lawyers give their clients. Though hiring the publicity firm thing is a little unnerving.