Trump Already Wants to Dump Two of the Lawyers He Just Secured for Mueller Probe: Report
President Donald Trump this week seemed to hire controversial attorney Joseph diGenova, a regular Fox News guest who is known for spouting conspiracy theories about the “deep state” conspiring to frame the president for crimes.
However, CNN is now reporting that Trump isn’t sure diGenova and his wife, fellow lawyer and Fox News regular Victoria Toensing, are the right people for the job after meeting with them just once.
“The Thursday meeting was the first time the husband-and-wife legal team met with the President since the Monday announcement,” CNN reports. “One source said that while Trump liked their message, the President is not convinced they are right for the legal jobs.”
In particular, CNN’s sources say the Trump White House has concerns over whether “diGenova can reasonably claim a lack of conflict when his wife represents clients like Mark Corrallo, who has spoken to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about how the President and his team responded to the revelations regarding the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign officials had with a group of Russians.”
On Thursday, top White House lawyer John Dowd resigned after he reportedly grew tired of Trump not listening to his legal advice. Were Trump to renege on his plans to hire diGenova, it would lead to even more chaos in his legal team as he prepares to face down special counsel Robert Mueller and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.