Trump says ‘many lawyers’ want to represent him over Russia claims
President Trump’s attorneys have been negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller over the scope and terms of an interview.
President Donald Trump has said that many lawyers and top law firms want to represent him in the Russia case following a shake-up of his legal team.
Attorney John Dowd is leaving President Trump’s legal team. He has been key to moulding the president’s legal defence in the special counsel’s Russia’s investigation.
President Trump said on Twitter on that he is “happy with my existing team”.
Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on. Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted. Problem is that a new......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
....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 - and I am very happy with my existing team. Besides, there was NO COLLUSION with Russia, except by Crooked Hillary and the Dems!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
He noted that “many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case”.
President Trump’s attorneys, including Mr Dowd, have been negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller over the scope and terms of an interview.
Mr Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign.
President Trump once again on Sunday insisted there was “no collusion”.