Donald Trump’s lead lawyer John Dowd jumps off the sinking ship as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation closes in on Trump and his company. The resignation comes as Trump continues to spin out of control as the possibility of impeachment grows everyday.
The New York Times reports Dowd resigned because Trump was not listening to him: “Mr. Dowd, who took over the president’s legal team last summer, had considered leaving several times in recent months and ultimately concluded that Mr. Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice, one of the people said. Under Mr. Dowd’s leadership, Mr. Trump’s lawyers had advised him to cooperate with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating Russia’s election interference and possible ties to Trump associates as well as whether the president obstructed the inquiry.”
Dowd told CBS News, “I love the president and wish him well. I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier. Just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations.”
Legal expert Norm Eisen tweeted that he agreed with Dowd to walk away because “his client is determined against his advice to testify — a perjury trap and legal suicide for an inveterate liar like Trump.”
Trump is also engulfed in another firestorm after he ignored his national security advisers’ instructions not to congratulate Vladimir Putin on winning his sham elections during a phone call between both leaders and he did anyway.