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Two of Trump's Russian Federation probe lawyers back out

Two of Trump's Russian Federation probe lawyers back out

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says many lawyers and top law firms want to represent him in the Russian Federation case following a shake-up of his legal team.

Trump "is disappointed that conflicts prevent" the couple from joining his team, Sekulow said in a statement, but stopped short of saying what those conflicts are.

Sekulow did not specify the potential conflicts for diGenova and Toensing. Many law firms were tired of representing the president, and others have turned him down due to conflicts of interest with other clients, the paper reported.

Last Tuesday, Theodore Olsen, a solicitor general under President George W. Bush, turned down an invitation to join the legal team.

The news that Mr diGenova and Ms Toensing will not be joining the president's legal team follows the resignation of its lead lawyer, John Dowd.

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Major firms such as Williams & Connolly and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher turned him down in the past year, citing conflicts, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, diGenova said, "We thank the president for his confidence in us and we look forward to working with him on other matters".

"Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russian Federation case...don't believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on". Toensing has also represented former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis and Erik Prince, who founded the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater USA and served as an adviser to Trump.

The president is also reportedly weighing whether to fire Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has advocated for a cooperative approach toward Mueller.

US President Donald Trump will no longer hire two lawyers whose appointments were announced last week, with the shake-up of his legal team appearing to hit a stumbling block.

Sekulow announced last week that veteran Washington attorney Joseph diGenova, a former USA attorney for the District of Columbia, had been hired onto Trump's legal team, but as of Friday, his role was still in question. according to two sources familiar with the matter. "Problem is that a new", the president tweeted Sunday morning. (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).

The subject at hand was the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Trump signed Friday, a package Mnuchin claimed was excessive only because "the Democrats demanded a massive increase in non-military spending".


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