Trump lawyer John Dowd steps down

- Maret 22, 2018

John Dowd, one of Donald Trump’s top personal lawyers, stepped down Thursday from the president’s legal team just days after calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe to be shuttered.

“John Dowd has been a valuable member of our legal team and we will continue our ongoing cooperation with the office of special counsel regarding this inquiry,” Jay Sekulow, another member of the Trump legal team, said in a statement to POLITICO.

Sekulow declined to address how the Trump legal team would be organized going forward. Dowd had been spearheading negotiations with Mueller for a potential interview with the president, while Sekulow handled public communications.

Trump earlier this week added to the legal team former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova, another bulldog lawyer who argued earlier this year that Trump had been framed by the Justice Department and FBI “with a falsely created crime.”


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