Trump Says "Many Lawyers" Want To Represent Him In The Russia Inquiry

On Sunday, in a pair of tweets, Trump insisted that he was not having trouble finding lawyers to defend him.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday rebuffed the notion he is having trouble assembling a top legal team to defend him in the Russian Federation probe, even as two lawyers announced as joining Trump's defense won't be after all.

President Trump said Sunday he remains happy with his legal team representing him in the special counsel's investigation into whether there was collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign. "The President looks forward to working with them", said Sekulow.

The announcement last week that diGenova was joining the legal team raised questions about Trump's strategy, given his choice of a former USA attorney for the District of Columbia who also is a Fox News personality and has railed against the FBI and the Mueller investigation. (That means the money can not be used to build any of the wall prototypes that Trump viewed during a high-profile visit March 13 on the border). Toensing, who is married to DiGenova, is representing Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for Trump's legal team.

Dowd had taken over the lead lawyer role last summer from NY attorney Marc Kasowitz, who has always been by Trump's side.

DiGenova has been a Fox News contributor who's regularly accused the Justice Department of trying to frame the President.

US President Donald Trump wanted Joseph diGenova on his team even though he did not know him, officials say.

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DiGenova and his wife and law partner, Victoria Toensing, met with Trump last week, the sources said.

Trump believes "lawyers and many top law firms" will climb aboard in attempts to find "fame and fortune" although they might be conflicted about taking on the opportunity.

Mr. Dowd's resignation came after Mr. Trump stepped up his attack on special counsel Robert Mueller. "Problem is that a new lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country".

On March 11, Trump also posted that he was happy with his legal team.

The lawyers include former US Solicitor General Ted Olson; Emmet Flood, who's worked for multiple presidents; and Robert Bennett, Bill Clinton's attorney in the Paula Jones litigation.

Trump said on Twitter from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida that because of the military funding, "many jobs are created and our Military is again rich".

Looking on the bright side on Sunday, the president said that "much can be done with the $1.6 billion given to building and fixing the border wall".

  • Sonia Alvarado