John Dowd, Donald Trump’s lead attorney for the special counsel investigation has resigned. Dowd quit because, according to The New York Times, “Mr. Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice, one person briefed on the matter said. Mr. Trump has insisted he should sit for an interview with the special counsel’s office, even though Mr. Dowd believed it was a bad idea.”
— Bloomberg (@business) March 22, 2018
Trump recently added longtime Washington lawyer and former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova to his team.
According to Axios: Dowd spent last weekend personally attacking Mueller — going so far as to encourage an end to his investigation. He later told Axios’ Mike Allen that his statement was “nothing against Bob,” adding, “On St. Patrick’s Day, can’t an old Marine make a prayer? No big deal.”
Earlier this month, Trump tweeted he was VERY happy with his lawyers.
The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and am going to add another lawyer to help out. Wrong. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job and…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
Dowd tells CNN: “I love the president and wish him well.”
Getting new lawyers is like getting new spouses: If you keep finding that they aren't right for you, then the reason is likely the common denominator – you. https://t.co/GY9sSUpFMK
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) March 22, 2018
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