TR did have a Barrister at his pleading diet (or whatever it's called In England). I am sure he wishes you were there to give you leaned opinion, might even have got his client off. Oh wait TR pled guilty. So so far the Judge, The Barrister, and TR are all wrong and you are right. Does that sum it up for you?
The barrister gave him false advice.
The barrister is well known for supporting nonces.
He didn't have a barrister.
The barrister was a poor quality one.
The barrister was a simple public defender*
The barrister pressuried TR into pleading guilty.
The barrister lied to him.
*someone from a court in the USA!
All easy to say, but NOT ONE of the posters making those claims can offer any proof, evidence or link to back up what they say.