John Dowd resigns as Trump’s lawyer in Russia probe
John Dowd resigned Thursday as President Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russia probe, Fox News has learned.
Dowd has been at odds with other members of the president’s legal team over the possibility of the president doing an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, sources said. Dowd has voiced strong opposition to doing an interview.
Earlier this week, Trump added former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova to his legal team and, according to sources, is expected to make more additions.
The depature comes as Trump is keeping up his attacks on Mueller and his Russia probe, promoting comments from former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz that Mueller never should have been appointed in the first place.
In several tweets on Wednesday, Trump quoted former Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, who said during a television appearance, “there never should have been a special counsel appointed because there was no probable cause for believing there was any crime, collusion or otherwise or obstruction of justice.”
The tweets came amid speculation that Trump could move to fire Mueller – something Trump’s attorneys have denied.
“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller,” Trump attorney Ty Cobb said Sunday.
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.