Trump's lawyer just quit. Here's what it means for the Mueller investigation

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At the same time, the House Intelligence Committee voted to approve a Republican-written report stating there is no evidence that Trump or his affiliates colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 USA election.

The statement came amid a shakeup of his legal team - Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigned from the President's personal legal team handling the response to the Russian Federation investigation.

"I am looking forward to it, actually", Trump told reporters in January. "I wish him the best of luck". But Trump and his team think it's necessary to point out that this whole investigation has gone far afield from the original goal - which was to show if there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians - and has never come anywhere close to showing there was collusion.

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. One source said there is concern about the void Dowd will leave in his wake, particularly as Trump has had trouble finding top-flight lawyers to join his legal team. Lawmakers say that's a bad idea. "I would like to". By falling on his sword, though, he hoped to take the heat off the President. Dowd had initially informed the outlet that he was speaking on behalf of Trump, before later claiming that he was speaking only for himself in a personal capacity. "I would do it", he said, later adding, "I would do it under oath, yeah".

Don Goldberg, who worked in the White House Counsel's Office during the Bill Clinton administration, agreed.

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In a weekend twitter attack, Trump took direct aim at Mueller, a former FBI director whose nine-month-old collusion investigation increasingly focuses on the president, his family and top aides. "They are doing a great job and...."

The cascade of events began with the addition of Joseph diGenova to Trump's defense team.

Trump could also be looking for a new strategy.

The White House legal team, however, has reportedly split over how much to cooperate with Mueller's investigators and how much to fight them.

Eight days later, he hired DiGenova, who had appeared on Fox News to denounce the investigation into the president.

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In recent weeks, Dowd clashed with the president, including an incident in which he disagreed vehemently with Trump over a legal strategy, according to the people.

Dowd, who had forged relationships with the special counsel's office, said at first that he was speaking for the President, but later backtracked. He said Bolton will take over April 9.

"We can not let the swamp get away with using our government as a weapon to overturn elections and silence millions of American voters". The document also maintains that the intelligence community "did not employ proper analytic tradecraft" in assessing that the Russian government meant to help Trump's campaign.

The resignation reflects Trump's continued struggle to attract and retain elite legal representation. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.

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