Donald Trump says 'many lawyers' want to defend him in Russia investigation

Donald Trump says 'many lawyers' want to defend him in Russia investigation

DiGenova, whose addition to the team was announced last week, had been expected to usher in a new strategy for the president after Trump's lead attorney, John Dowd, resigned last week.

And several high profile litigators have reportedly declined to serve the President, including former solicitor general Theodore Olsen. "It is just a down payment", Trump tweeted on Sunday. Corallo reportedly told investigators he was anxious that the president's aide, Hope Hicks, was trying to obstruct justice when she crafted a statement describing a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer - a key focus of the probe.

President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed as "fake news" reports that his personal legal team representing him in the special counsel's Russian Federation probe has been struggling to recruit and retain top attorneys. Corallo previously told BuzzFeed News that he had signed a conflicts waiver that would allow the firm to represent Trump. Toensing represents several former Trump officials - including ex-spokesman Mark Corallo and former adviser Sam Clovis - who've met with Mueller's investigators.

"The President is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the President's Special Counsel legal team", Sekulow said in a text message Sunday. "The president looks forward to working with them".

On Sunday, diGenova and Toensing released a joint statement, saying, "We thank the president for his confidence in us, and we look forward to working with him on other matters".

Trump visits his US-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

U.S. President Donald Trump ran through a litany of topics in a series of tweets early Sunday, commenting on a recent attack by a gunman in France, explaining why he believes a wall will still be constructed along the southern border despite not receiving the amount of funding he originally wanted and insisting that he is "very happy" with his existing legal team.

A few hours before the Times published this story, Trump tweeted about his legal situation. The president used the incident to say that "Even stronger measures needed, especially at borders!" because of radical Islamic terrorism and referred to "enemy combatants pouring into our Country".

"Build WALL through M!", with Mexico paying for it, Trump implored, revisiting one of his favorite pledges from the 2016 campaign.

At the last minute Friday, the president threatened to veto the spending bill but then signed it into law. Trump added, employing his favorite epithet for the Democratic challenger he defeated, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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