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Donald Trump's Lead Attorney Resigns: What Does It Mean?

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 22, 2018 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 22, 2018 |


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Last July, Trump’s attorney Marc Kasowitz left his legal team after he couldn’t get a security clearance because of a past alcohol problem, and then he lashed out at an emailer with a profanity-laced tirade.

Now, the lead attorney for Trump’s team, John Dowd, has resigned. John Dowd, recall, was overheard talking about the case at a D.C. restaurant. He’s the guy over the weekend who demanded that the Mueller probe end, and he’s the guy who once argued that the President could not obstruct justice because the President basically is justice.

He quit reportedly because the President would no longer listen to him, although the President had also lost faith in Dowd. Note also that less than two weeks ago, Trump called out the NYTimes on Twitter for suggesting that Dowd might quit. The Times also reported that Trump is considering firing another of his attorneys, Ty Cobb, which would leave Trump with Jay Sekulow — who is basically only good for making appearances on Fox News — and the new guy, conspiracy theorist Joe diGenova, who believes the deep state is trying to frame Trump.

Trump recently attempted to hire Theodore Olson, who declined (for, I believe, the second time). Trump has had difficulty assembling a strong legal team because lawyers don’t want to work for him because they know that he won’t listen to him and they fear that he won’t pay. There are rumors, however, that he may bring back Kasowitz, who was already unhinged at the tail end of his last stint.

In other words, it continues to be a chaotic mess for Trump, which only makes it easier for Bob Mueller, especially because Trump wants to have a sit down with Mueller, but it was Dowd who had, so far, convinced him not to. My guess is that the invariable meeting will end something like this:

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So, what does it all mean? This, basically:

The Queen estate must be making a KILLING on replays of ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ these days.



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