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John Dowd, Trump’s Personal Attorney In Russia Probe, Resigns

John Dowd, President Trump’s personal attorney in the Russia investigation, resigned Thursday, The New York Times reported. The news comes just days after Dowd called for the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and whether the Trump campaign was involved. Dowd reportedly decided to resign after concluding that Trump was ignoring his advice. The president “lost confidence” in Dowd’s handling of the investigation and sought to bring new attorneys on to help, The Washington Post reported. Dowd and Trump clashed over whether Trump should sit for an interview with Mueller; Dowd had reportedly discouraged the president from doing so. It is not clear who will take the lead in Trump’s legal team.

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