(Bloomberg) John Dowd resigned as Donald Trump’s lead attorney against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as the president’s impatience grows over the intensifying inquiry into possible collusion in the 2016 election.
His decision came after Trump decided to add a new high-profile lawyer, Joseph diGenova, to his legal team. A frequent guest on Fox News, diGenova has publicly attacked Mueller’s investigation and the FBI, saying he believes Trump was framed by Justice Department officials on a political vendetta.
DiGenova’s remarks put him at odds with the posture of cooperation and deference Trump’s lawyers have publicly taken toward Mueller and his hiring could signal a more confrontational approach.
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