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US President Donald Trump's lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election has resigned, US media report.

John Dowd, 77, is reported to have concluded that Mr Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice.

Other reports say Mr Trump had lost confidence in Mr Dowd's ability to handle special counsel Robert Mueller.

In an email to news outlets, Mr Dowd wrote: "I love the president and wish him well."

The special counsel is investigating possible links between Mr Trump's associates and Russia, as well as whether the president has obstructed the inquiry.

Last week, Mr Dowd called on the Department of Justice to immediately shut down Mr Mueller's investigation - initially saying that he was speaking for the president.

But he later clarified that he was speaking for himself and not on Mr Trump's behalf.

To testify or not?

Mr Dowd took over the president's legal team last summer.

Under his leadership, Mr Trump's team of lawyers advised the president to co-operate with the special counsel.

Mr Trump has recently begun publicly criticising Mr Mueller by name, rather than just his inquiry.

In response, several congressional Republicans warned Mr Trump not to consider firing Mr Mueller. Senator Lindsey Graham warned that "that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency".

Mr Trump has also reportedly insisted he wants to be interviewed by the inquiry, a step Mr Dowd was said to oppose.

Last week Mr Trump added combative former US attorney Joe diGenova, who has been a pundit on Fox News, to his legal team.


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Trump's patience wearing thin?

Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington DC

Just 11 days after dismissing reports that he was shopping for new lawyers and tweeting that he was "very happy" with his personal legal team, Donald Trump has hired a new lawyer and parted ways with the head of his legal team.

It could be an indication that the president's simmering dissatisfaction with the direction of his legal defence is coming to a head.

Up until now, Mr Trump's top lawyers have been pledging full co-operation with Robert Mueller's investigation, assuring that a timely but thorough review of the evidence will end in complete exoneration.

Now, however, the president could be opting for a more confrontational approach. His new hire, Joseph DiGenova, has suggested the president is the target of an FBI conspiracy. And last weekend, for the first time, Mr Trump took aim at Mr Mueller by name in a series of incendiary tweets.

Mr Mueller is reportedly looking into Mr Trump's business dealings and foreign contacts with the Trump administration beyond just Russia - suggesting that his investigation is nowhere near drawing to a close.

The president has been counselled to be patient. That patience could be wearing thin.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43506098

 

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Why do Attorneys Withdraw from Representation?

By: John R. Coleman, Jr. & Natalie V. Teston

Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP

August 2015

There are numerous reasons attorneys withdraw from representation of clients. Commonly, attorneys request the Court to allow his or her withdrawal from representation on the basis that the client has failed to abide by the obligations contained in the employment contract. The obligations found in an attorney-client employment contract can include terms of payment, promises to be honest and forthcoming, and promises to respond in a timely manner.

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'I love the president': John Dowd quits as Trump lawyer in Mueller investigation

 

77-year-old lead attorney confirms exit from White House team

 

Dowd said on Saturday he hoped Russia investigation would end

 

 

Thu 22 Mar 2018 17.44 GMT

Ben Jacobs in Washington

 

 

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John Dowd, 77, confirmed to the Guardian that he had departed
Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/22/john-dowd-donald-trump-mueller-resigns

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Dowd and Trump had very kind things to say about each other at exit.  I believe Dowds job was done.....

 

I believe he is 77.........not a bad age to ride off into the sunset......

 

Trumps new adds to the team are pitbulls.......

 

The factual evidence coming to light about this "special event" headed up by Mueller will come to a head in April.

 

There is a whole lot of corruption in the swamp.......and this "investigation" from the onset was a sham......

 

This will be all encompassing.........

 

Take the FISA Court that was created after the NIXON fiasco..........they have zero accountability to anyone........and grant 99.9% of all warrants presented to them.  Is that how America is suppose to work?

 

The left is going to be very sorry they headed down this rabbit hole..........or should I say sewer hole......

 

As always.....JMO.........

 

and getting back on topic.........Dowd leaving means nothing.........only that the rediculous MSM will try to spin it.....

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Trump has always handled his legal wranglings by intimidation, money and time.  He hires these "pit bull" lawyers who specialize in going for the throat.  They simply beat the little guy down emotionally and make it financially impossible for said little guy to continue.  Here's the current problem with that scenario playing out.....the U.S. Government is not the little guy.  Money is of no consequence because we really have none and operate just fine being 20 plus Trillion in debt.  Donald can't bully his way out of this one and the rat's feel the ship starting to list and they're bailing.  It was all fun and games in Donald's private and business lives with respect to litigation because of the limited fanfare and easily buried opponents....those days are now long gone.  As always, just my opinion

 

GO RV, then BV 

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27 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

Trump has always handled his legal wranglings by intimidation, money and time.  He hires these "pit bull" lawyers who specialize in going for the throat.  They simply beat the little guy down emotionally and make it financially impossible for said little guy to continue.  Here's the current problem with that scenario playing out.....the U.S. Government is not the little guy.  Money is of no consequence because we really have none and operate just fine being 20 plus Trillion in debt.  Donald can't bully his way out of this one and the rat's feel the ship starting to list and they're bailing.  It was all fun and games in Donald's private and business lives with respect to litigation because of the limited fanfare and easily buried opponents....those days are now long gone.  As always, just my opinion

 

GO RV, then BV 

I AGREE with you, 100%. However, my greatest fear with TRUMP,  he is a RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER.

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2 minutes ago, Barbara020548 said:

I AGREE with you, 100%. However, my greatest fear with TRUMP,  he is a RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER.

 

It certainly is quite telling that he publicly attacks endless amounts of American citizens, yet refuses to utter even a single critical opinion of Putin.  What do they have on Donald?....only time will tell.  

 

GO RV, then BV

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6 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

It certainly is quite telling that he publicly attacks endless amounts of American citizens, yet refuses to utter even a single critical opinion of Putin.  What do they have on Donald?....only time will tell.  

 

GO RV, then BV

"FREED" minds do think alike. I continue to agree with you 100%. I also continue to say that TRUMP IS A RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER.

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1 hour ago, Barbara020548 said:

"FREED" minds do think alike. I continue to agree with you 100%. I also continue to say that TRUMP IS A RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER.

 

Wow.........nice to meet you Mrs, or Daughter Shabibilicious.......(Barbara)

 

Everyone here has a right to an opinion.......and Mr. Shabs may even vouch for my open mindedness.........

 

But my question would be......how did you arrive at your opinion that..... "TRUMP IS A RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER."?

 

Thanks.....CL

 

 

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2 hours ago, Shabibilicious said:

Trump has always handled his legal wranglings by intimidation, money and time.  He hires these "pit bull" lawyers who specialize in going for the throat.  They simply beat the little guy down emotionally and make it financially impossible for said little guy to continue.  Here's the current problem with that scenario playing out.....the U.S. Government is not the little guy.  Money is of no consequence because we really have none and operate just fine being 20 plus Trillion in debt.  Donald can't bully his way out of this one and the rat's feel the ship starting to list and they're bailing.  It was all fun and games in Donald's private and business lives with respect to litigation because of the limited fanfare and easily buried opponents....those days are now long gone.  As always, just my opinion

 

GO RV, then BV 

 

You have a lot of that right......I will add though that the biggest bully on the block.....

 

and the World .........

 

is the USG.........

 

and of course the enforcers.......CIA, FBI, NSA etc....

 

Hardly a fair fight for anyone going up against them........JMO

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2 hours ago, Shabibilicious said:

the U.S. Government is not the little guy

 

The issue here is various leaderships in the various U.S. Govenment Agencies have been Politically Weaponized to circumvent The United States Constitution TO INCLUDE The Ratified Bill Of Rights. The Trump Russian collusion in the 2016 elections is bizarrely patently false at best. Why would the Russians be more empowered with Trump in office rather than Hilly who helped cut deals like the Uranium One deal? Regardless of President Donald J Trump’s personal indiscretions PRIOR TO his inauguration as President Of The United States Of America, why would ANY The United States Of America Citizen be focused on False Allegations, Fake News, AND False Narratives while treasonous and criminal acts have been committed by previous and current officials within the various US Agencies?

 

When Rule Of Law based on The United States Of America Constitution TO INCLUDE The Ratified Bill of Rights is circumvented for ANY past or present current official, isn’t that a concern of ANY AND ALL The United States Of America Citizens TO INCLUDE investigating, indicting, prosecuting, and incarcerating or executing the past or present current officials regardless of political party affiliation culpable of the crimes? Wouldn’t the investigations be targeting the most aggregious and treasonous individuals regardless of their past or present positions in any US Agency and/or any elected position and/or any appointed position without bias of political party affiliation?

 

Elitist Socialist Liberal Leftists - Ardent US Government Supporters As Long As It Bullies It’s Way In Destroying The United States Of America Constitution TO INCLUDE The Ratified Bill Of Rights AND Associated TRUE PATRIOTS

 

   :shakehead:               :shakehead:               :shakehead:

 

:facepalm2:       :facepalm2:       :facepalm2:

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On 3/23/2018 at 12:22 PM, coorslite21 said:

 

You have a lot of that right......I will add though that the biggest bully on the block.....

 

and the World .........

 

is the USG.........

 

and of course the enforcers.......CIA, FBI, NSA etc....

 

Hardly a fair fight for anyone going up against them........JMO

 

And it's an opinion I value very much.  Right or wrong though, Donald is finally getting a big dose of karma....for up to this point, he's always been the biggest bully in unfair fights.

 

GO RV, then BV

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On ‎3‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 9:51 AM, coorslite21 said:

Trumps new adds to the team are pitbulls......

 

Apparently not... It seems his new lawyers.... Ahh didn't take the job.... If there is one thing I know about lawyers, is they look out for number 1 first.... These two new pit bulls must have seen something they didn't want to get involved with...

 

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.

Joe diGenova's appointment to the team handling the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling was announced on Monday.

Victoria Toensing, who is married to Mr diGenova, was also expected to join.

But Mr Trump's personal lawyer said "conflicts" had prevented their hiring.

"The president is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the president's special counsel legal team," Jay Sekulow said in a statement.

"Those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the president in other legal matters," he added. "The president looks forward to working with them."

The details of the conflicts are unclear, but Mr Sekulow said on Friday that the hiring of Mr diGenova was dependent on a review of potential conflicts of interest.

The couple's namesake law firm - diGenova & Toensing - is reported to be representing other clients involved in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading an inquiry into possible links between Mr Trump's associates and Russia.

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

Mr diGenova, a combative former US attorney, has appeared on Fox News where he has frequently defended the president.

Earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump insisted in a series of tweets that he was having no difficulty finding lawyers to represent him.

"Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case," he said.

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.

Mr Dowd, 77, reportedly concluded that Mr Trump was ignoring his advice. Other reports suggested the president had lost confidence in him.

Under his leadership, Mr Trump's team of lawyers advised the president to co-operate with the special counsel investigation.

It is not yet clear who will replace Mr Dowd.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43534960

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, bostonangler said:

 

Apparently not... It seems his new lawyers.... Ahh didn't take the job.... If there is one thing I know about lawyers, is they look out for number 1 first.... These two new pit bulls must have seen something they didn't want to get involved with...

 

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.

Joe diGenova's appointment to the team handling the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling was announced on Monday.

Victoria Toensing, who is married to Mr diGenova, was also expected to join.

But Mr Trump's personal lawyer said "conflicts" had prevented their hiring.

"The president is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the president's special counsel legal team," Jay Sekulow said in a statement.

"Those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the president in other legal matters," he added. "The president looks forward to working with them."

The details of the conflicts are unclear, but Mr Sekulow said on Friday that the hiring of Mr diGenova was dependent on a review of potential conflicts of interest.

The couple's namesake law firm - diGenova & Toensing - is reported to be representing other clients involved in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading an inquiry into possible links between Mr Trump's associates and Russia.

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

Mr diGenova, a combative former US attorney, has appeared on Fox News where he has frequently defended the president.

Earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump insisted in a series of tweets that he was having no difficulty finding lawyers to represent him.

"Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case," he said.

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.

Mr Dowd, 77, reportedly concluded that Mr Trump was ignoring his advice. Other reports suggested the president had lost confidence in him.

Under his leadership, Mr Trump's team of lawyers advised the president to co-operate with the special counsel investigation.

It is not yet clear who will replace Mr Dowd.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43534960

 

 

 

 

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If that is what you get out of the article.......great ........what I read that there was a conflict of interest with previous clients that might affect their ability to represent both parties...you might re-read it .............and of course as always.....consider the MSM source...

 

Always more "pitbulls" out there.........CL

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17 minutes ago, coorslite21 said:

 

If that is what you get out of the article.......great ........what I read that there was a conflict of interest with previous clients that might affect their ability to represent both parties...you might re-read it .............and of course as always.....consider the MSM source...

 

Always more "pitbulls" out there.........CL

 

Of course they said there is a conflict of interest. What else would they say. We don't think we can win? We would do it, but the client won't take our advice? They bowed out gracefully. Again, I know many lawyers and they are smart enough not to bash, but they always look at what's in their best interest... Maybe the guy who defended Casey Anthony will take the case.

Okay that last line is a joke... :-)

 

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17 minutes ago, bostonangler said:

 

Of course they said there is a conflict of interest. What else would they say. We don't think we can win? We would do it, but the client won't take our advice? They bowed out gracefully. Again, I know many lawyers and they are smart enough not to bash, but they always look at what's in their best interest... Maybe the guy who defended Casey Anthony will take the case.

Okay that last line is a joke... :-)

 

B/A

 

Well......I believe you are reading between the lines.......and that's ok.......there is quite a bit of that here in this section.......on both sides of the coin......CL

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On 3/23/2018 at 9:44 AM, Barbara020548 said:

I AGREE with you, 100%. However, my greatest fear with TRUMP,  he is a RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER.

So how come all you lefties are now supporting Russia after Trump bombs Syria for gassing children? 

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8 minutes ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

So how come all you lefties are now supporting Russia after Trump bombs Syria for gassing children? 

You may call me any "name" you wish...THINK what you wish...TRUMP warned Russia/PUTIN, what the USA was going to do...after repeatly saying he would not say what he was going to do...JOKE...However, I will continue to CALL TRUMP a...RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER...

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1 hour ago, Barbara020548 said:

You may call me any "name" you wish...THINK what you wish...TRUMP warned Russia/PUTIN, what the USA was going to do...after repeatly saying he would not say what he was going to do...JOKE...However, I will continue to CALL TRUMP a...RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER...

Calling you a lefty is no more calling you a, "name", than if you were to call me  a, "rightie". Which I would wear as a badge of Honor. 

But I do understand the fragile and frail sensitivities of those on the left. How they need their safe spaces and all. You need to understand that while we 

try and keep this site peaceful, I would NOT call it a liberal, "Safe space" :lmao:

And I'm not at all surprised that you will still call the man that just attacked the Russian backed forces in Syria a supporter of Putin

                                                                                                   image.jpeg.4ee105580f17e08cc083d6e530f0936d.jpeg

That fits so perfectly with Liberal thinking that I would not think you a true liberal if you didn't feel that way. The thing that us, "RIGHTIES", find the funniest thing is that you lefties don't get the joke. 

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1 hour ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

Calling you a lefty is no more calling you a, "name", than if you were to call me  a, "rightie". Which I would wear as a badge of Honor. 

But I do understand the fragile and frail sensitivities of those on the left. How they need their safe spaces and all. You need to understand that while we 

try and keep this site peaceful, I would NOT call it a liberal, "Safe space" :lmao:

And I'm not at all surprised that you will still call the man that just attacked the Russian backed forces in Syria a supporter of Putin

                                                                                                   image.jpeg.4ee105580f17e08cc083d6e530f0936d.jpeg

That fits so perfectly with Liberal thinking that I would not think you a true liberal if you didn't feel that way. The thing that us, "RIGHTIES", find the funniest thing is that you lefties don't get the joke. 

 

HEAR!!! HEAR!!!

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On 3/23/2018 at 7:37 AM, bostonangler said:

This guy bailed... What's that tell you?

He didn't want to be raid...

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2 minutes ago, yota691 said:

He didn't want to be raid...

Exactly, I'm as ardent supporter of our Glorious POTUS as anyone. But until he declares Martial Law and stops the coup that is being wage against him, I would not want to be his lawyer. This whole thing has gone far beyond the law. We are now in the area of a political over-through :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

Calling you a lefty is no more calling you a, "name", than if you were to call me  a, "rightie". Which I would wear as a badge of Honor. 

But I do understand the fragile and frail sensitivities of those on the left. How they need their safe spaces and all. You need to understand that while we 

try and keep this site peaceful, I would NOT call it a liberal, "Safe space" :lmao:

And I'm not at all surprised that you will still call the man that just attacked the Russian backed forces in Syria a supporter of Putin

                                                                                                   image.jpeg.4ee105580f17e08cc083d6e530f0936d.jpeg

That fits so perfectly with Liberal thinking that I would not think you a true liberal if you didn't feel that way. The thing that us, "RIGHTIES", find the funniest thing is that you lefties don't get the joke. 

Calling me a "lefty" and yourself a "rightie", I assume you mean opposing view points...If so, you have a point...I do not need a "safe place" to express my views...the last I heard this was America...However, I still think and to me if proven otherwise...TRUMP is a RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER...  

 

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6 minutes ago, Barbara020548 said:

Calling me a "lefty" and yourself a "rightie", I assume you mean opposing view points...If so, you have a point...I do not need a "safe place" to express my views...the last I heard this was America...However, I still think and to me if proven otherwise...TRUMP is a RUSSIA/PUTIN, COLLABARATOR, SUPPORTER and SYMPATHIZER...  

 

That is exactly what I mean  by it. :bravo:

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