Trump Says Many Lawyers Eager to Represent Him in 'Russia Collusion' Case

Trump Says Many Lawyers Eager to Represent Him in 'Russia Collusion' Case

Trump Says Many Lawyers Eager to Represent Him in 'Russia Collusion' Case

He has been key to moulding the president's legal defence in the special counsel's Russia's investigation.

According to The Post, some law firms have said that they "do not want the controversy of representing a divisive and unpopular president" while others have claimed that they have existing clients presenting conflicts of interest should they also take on Trump as a client. "The president looks forward to working with them".

It's official: Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, the husband-wife team of Fox News pundits known for pushing conspiracy theories, will not join Donald Trump's legal team.

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".

President TrumpDonald John TrumpParkland student encourages protesters to "keep screaming at your own congressman" Seven most memorable moments from "March for Our Lives" Trump considering expelling 20 Russian diplomats over chemical attacks: report MORE will not be hiring Washington lawyer Joseph diGenova due to "conflicts", The Associated Press reported.

Toensing also represents former Trump campaign national co-chair Sam Clovis, who has faced scrutiny for his connection to campaign foreign policy team member George Papadopoulos, two sources said.

Mueller is believed to particularly want to question Trump about his knowledge of a mid-2016 meeting his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., set up at Trump Tower in NY, with a Russian attorney on the premise that she was going to hand the Trump campaign incriminating information about Clinton, as well as Trump's role while president in helping draft a misleading statement about the meeting.

Trump has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation and repeatedly has condemned the investigation as a "witch hunt".

"Don't believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on", he tweeted.

He added that "fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer", though he did acknowledge that "some are conflicted".

Corallo told Reuters on Friday that he had signed a waiver of potential conflicts last week. The decision to hire diGenova, who Trump has seen on TV and liked, was done hastily and with little consultation, said a person familiar with the matter, and questions about diGenova's firm's conflicts arose immediately.

Trump seemed to suggest that it could be some time before a new lawyer would be in place, writing, "Problem is that a new lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country - and I am very happy with my existing team".

Trump said on Thursday that he was still willing to be interviewed by Mueller.

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