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Lawyer: Mueller Warned of Presidential Subpoena

Dowd says he responded: 'This isn't some game'

(Newser) - A former member of President Trump's legal team has confirmed that Robert Mueller raised a possibility last month that could lead to a long legal battle: a presidential subpoena. John Dowd, who led the Trump team's response to the Mueller investigation until his resignation in March , tells Reuters... More »

Trump Lawyer Reportedly Floated Pardons for 2 Figures

But John Dowd denies report in 'New York Times' regarding Flynn, Manafort

(Newser) - President Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, discussed pardons for Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort with their lawyers as special counsel Robert Mueller was building cases against them, three people with knowledge of the conversations tell the New York Times . If true, the Times points out the timing would be significant,... More »

Trump: 'Very Happy' With His Legal Team

'Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on'

(Newser) - President Trump is busily tweeting how "very happy" he is with his legal team in the wake of the departure of top lawyer John Dowd, reports the Washington Post . "Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake... More »

Trump Attorney Dowd Resigns

He had been the lead attorney in the Mueller investigation

(Newser) - President Trump has another major personnel change to deal with: John Dowd, his personal attorney who had been leading the president's response to the Robert Mueller investigation, has resigned, report the New York Times and the Washington Post . The latter paper suggests his departure was "largely a mutual... More »

Report: Lawyers Afraid Trump Would Lie in Mueller Interview

They've urged him to rebuff special counsel, sources say

(Newser) - President Trump has claimed he would "love to" be interviewed under oath by special counsel Robert Mueller and that he's "looking forward" to it. His lawyers, however, are worried that Trump will make false statements, potentially leading to a charge of lying to investigators, and have urged... More »

Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want 2nd Special Counsel

To investigate Robert Mueller's investigation, reports Axios

(Newser) - There's plenty of speculation in DC about whether President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller. But Mike Allen of Axios reports on another strategy being explored by the president's legal team: Appoint a second special counsel to investigate Mueller's investigation. The story suggests that Trump's... More »

Trump Attorney: Sorry, but President Can't Obstruct Justice

John Dowd says any claims that a Trump tweet admitted so are 'ignorant and arrogant'

(Newser) - The Trump attorney who says he penned the "sloppy" tweet that some say indicates a possible obstruction of justice isn't done making headlines. John Dowd spoke to Axios' Mike Allen, scoffing at criticism of the tweet regarding Mike Flynn, which suggested Trump knew the former national security adviser... More »

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