Trump’s Legal Team In Disarray As Lead Lawyer In Russia Probe Resigns

Just days after Trump called for an end to the Russia probe, his lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday, according to what two people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

Trump has insisted he should sit for an interview with Mueller, even though Dowd believed it was a bad idea. Someone really needs to tell Trump that former President Barack Obama would do it so that the former reality show star will see it as a challenge.

Dowd considered resigning from the team several times and ultimately decided that Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice, one of the people familiar with the matter said.

Earlier this month, Trump said that reports of a shake-up with his legal team was false.

“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,” the Dotard tweeted. “I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job…”

Trump has amped up his attacks on Mueller recently.

“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted last week.

“It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!” President Exclamation Mark added.

Dowd’s reported resignation comes just days after Trump added former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova, a conspiracy theorist, to his legal team.

Trump is not taking advice from his own legal team. We’re thinking he should represent himself in court.


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