President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd resigns on Thursday. Dowd is the lead lawyer against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Dowd’s resignation came as Pres. Trump is becoming increasingly frustrated with Mueller’s intensifying scrutiny. For the first time last week, the President attacked the Mueller probe and its team of investigators. He said it “should have never been started” because it’s a “witch hunt” and there was “no collusion.” He also stated that the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats and zero Republicans.
Additionally, the President hired another prominent lawyer, Joseph diGenova to join his legal team. diGenova is very critical of the Mueller investigation, the DOJ and the FBI. He frequently voices out his criticisms on Fox News.
In a statement regarding his resignation, Dowd said, “I love the President and I wish him well.”
On the other hand, another Trump lawyer, John Sekulow commented that Dowd “has been a valuable member” of Trump’s legal team. Sekulow considers him a friend.