John Dowd occurs as trump’s lawyer in Russia probe

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President Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd steps down

John Dowd retires as President Trump’s lead lawyer in the special counsel request. John Roberts reports from the White house.

John Dowd came on Thursday, as President, Trump, the lead outside counsel in the Russia spacecraft is in the midst of learned in an internal dispute with other lawyers on the legal team, Fox News.

Dowd was said at odds with the other lawyers about the possibility of trump an interview with the Special Counsel, Robert Miller, sources. He has recently expressed a strong opposition to Trump an interview, you said.

In the midst of Miller’s trial, Trump together his own outside team of lawyers, including Dowd, Ty Cobb, and Jay Sekulow has built. Earlier this week, Trump added, the former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova on his legal team and, according to the source, it is expected that more additions.

Müller was investigated as Russia’s interference in the election of 2016, as well as other issues in connection with President Trump and his advisors.

John Dowd resigned on Thursday as President Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russia-probe


Trump has repeatedly said that there is “no collusion” with Russia, and the probe a “witch hunt.”

Last weekend, Dowd released a statement, citing Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein to the end of the Russia-probe.

“I pray that the Acting attorney General Rosenstein follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility and justice Minister Jeff Sessions and bring an end to the alleged Russia consultation investigation made by McCabe’ s in-chief, James Comey, on the basis of a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd said in a statement to Fox News.

But Trump’s legal team pushed back against the idea that the President would move to fire Mueller.

“In response to media speculation and questions, the administration confirmed that the White house, the President is not in consideration, or the discussion about the dismissal of the Special Counsel, Robert Müller,” Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, said on Sunday.

Inside the White house, Trump is separately advised by White House counsel Don McGahn.

Trump has to keep his attacks on Miller and his Russia probe. On Wednesday, he promoted the comments of former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, that Müller was never appointed, they should, in the first place.


In several tweets, Trump cited Dershowitz, who said in a television appearance, there is “never a special counsel had been appointed, because there was no probable cause for the belief, there is no crime, fraud or otherwise, or obstruction of justice.”

“Special Council is said to find, crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was against the choice of Mueller, the icular Council. I’m still against it. I think President Trump was right when he said that there should never be a Special Council was appointed, because…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2018

…there was no probable cause to believe that there is no crime, fraud or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!” So the Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2018

This is at least the second major re-deployment of the Trump legal team in the last year. Dowd had taken the lead attorney role in last summer from New York as a lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, the long of Trump’s side.

Fox News’ John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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