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Trump attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in presidentís legal team
WAPO ^ | 3/22/2018 | Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Ashley Parker

Posted on 03/22/2018 8:39:38 AM PDT by bitt

John Dowd, a personal attorney to President Trump, resigned his post Thursday amid a shake-up in the president’s legal team as Trump has sought more firepower to deal with the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

The resignation came Thursday, according to three people familiar with the decision. Dowd declined to comment.

Dowd’s departure was a largely mutual decision made after the president lost confidence in his ability to handle special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and Dowd became frustrated with Trump’s recent efforts to bring on new attorneys, they said.

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.

Jay Sekulow, a Trump lawyer and spokesman for the legal team, told The Washington Post, “John has been a valuable part of the team and a friend and we will continue to cooperate fully with the special counsel.”

Trump added former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova to his legal team last week. And on Monday, The Post reported that Trump had urged his aides to reach out to legal superstar and former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson to join as his lawyer as he faces a likely interview with the Special Counsel’s investigative team and scrutiny for possible obstruction of justice.

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1 posted on 03/22/2018 8:39:38 AM PDT by bitt
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ping


2 posted on 03/22/2018 8:40:02 AM PDT by bitt (The first to squeal gets the best deal.)
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I’m still trying to figure out, how you can obstruct justice when there’s been no crime committed.


3 posted on 03/22/2018 8:41:30 AM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: bitt

DeGenova is moving in .


4 posted on 03/22/2018 8:41:38 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: bitt

Basically he has been replaced by Joe DeGenova who is going to go on the offensive.


5 posted on 03/22/2018 8:42:31 AM PDT by DarthVader ("The biggeest misconception on Free Republic is that the Deep State is invulnerable")
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To: Col Frank Slade

“””””””DeGenova is moving in .””””””””””

As Sheldon would say... You’re in my spot. Get out.


6 posted on 03/22/2018 8:42:38 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: TallahasseeConservative
I’m still trying to figure out, how you can obstruct justice when there’s been no crime committed.

To everybody even moderately on the left, they absolutely believe there was collusion, and more.

7 posted on 03/22/2018 8:45:10 AM PDT by wastedyears (Americans are dreamers too.)
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To: bitt

Atty. Ted Olson declined to take this case on, probably for similar reasons. There is always the risk that this president will talk indiscreetly or off the record, thus destroying a more lawyerly, methodical approach.


8 posted on 03/22/2018 8:46:58 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: TallahasseeConservative

Yep. Trump is being accused of Obstruction of Nothing.


9 posted on 03/22/2018 8:47:32 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: bitt
Too many resignations on our side and NOT one conviction from their side..NOT ☝️!!!
10 posted on 03/22/2018 8:48:06 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: TallahasseeConservative

Because there MUST have been a crime committed for him to overcome the most awesome god-damned database in the entire god-forsaken world, with everything on it about every individual in a way like it’s never been done before, to misquote Low IQ Maxine Waters.


11 posted on 03/22/2018 8:48:23 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I'm tired of living in the kinder gentler soviet union.)
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Dowd has been playing defense which is what lawyers do when they are running scared or they have a guilty client. Trump has been playing offense, which is what you do when you are confident in your position. Dowd has not been serving Trump well. I have a feeling his resignation was requested.


12 posted on 03/22/2018 8:48:24 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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>>DeGenova is moving in
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and thank God!


13 posted on 03/22/2018 8:49:53 AM PDT by Kalamata (Meat hooks for Tyrants)
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To: P-Marlowe

I believe that. Do you want to get fired or do you want to resign immediately.


14 posted on 03/22/2018 8:50:41 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: wastedyears

collusion to do what crime ?


15 posted on 03/22/2018 8:52:08 AM PDT by stylin19a (Best.Election.of.All-Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: Col Frank Slade
DeGenova is moving in.

If true.. hallelujah!

16 posted on 03/22/2018 8:53:44 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: shelterguy
As Sheldon would say... You’re in my spot.

__________

Or .....

Cybill Shepherd: "You're in My Spot"

THE HEARTBREAK KID -- 1972

17 posted on 03/22/2018 8:53:58 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (Zip ties and duct tape are far more productive than pussy hats and #metoo tweets)
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To: RoseofTexas

Could it be that Q is wrong? Could all of the decoding be just the imagination of a couple of silly kids?

Could Trump really be the idiot/crazy person the Main Stream media is tell you he is?

I think Yes on the Q stuff. I am pretty sure Trump is not crazy. And I am very sure he is not an idiot.

But everyone needs to come to their own conclusions.

Over the past few years we have been waiting for Godot. And Godot never shows up. And he never will.


18 posted on 03/22/2018 8:54:40 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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Dowd has been playing defense which is what lawyers do when they are running scared or they have a guilty client. Trump has been playing offense, which is what you do when you are confident in your position. Dowd has not been serving Trump well. I have a feeling his resignation was requested.

I agree.

19 posted on 03/22/2018 8:54:56 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (Zip ties and duct tape are far more productive than pussy hats and #metoo tweets)
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To: Vermont Lt
I think Yes on the Q stuff. I am pretty sure Trump is not crazy. And I am very sure he is not an idiot.

You don't get to be a billionaire by being a crazy idiot. Just the opposite.

20 posted on 03/22/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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