President Donald Trump returned Sunday morning in connection with reports that he was struggling to find lawyers from reputable firms with experience in investigating senior executives who would be willing to represent him in a Russian study.
“Many lawyers and top law firms want me to represent in the Russian business … I do not think the false news story, it is difficult to find a lawyer who wants to take”, – the president wrote in two tweets, “fame and Fortune will never be rejected by a lawyer, although some of them are in conflict. The problem is that a new … lawyer or law firm will take months to accelerate (if for no other reason than that they can pay more) that is unfair to our great country and I am very satisfied with my current team. Also, NO THERE WAS COOPERATION with Russia, except the Curves of Hillary and Dem!
At least four defense attorneys from leading law firms were sent to join Trump’s legal team in recent weeks, but some rejected this offer, several sources familiar with the investigations, USANEWSCORNER reported.
Attorneys include former US Attorney General Ted Olson; Emmet Flood, who worked for several presidents; and Robert Bennett, Bill Clinton’s attorney in the Paula Jones trial.
Some rejected the proposal for several reasons, including concern that the president does not listen to his lawyers and that his law firms represent other clients that will create conflicts, according to numerous sources familiar with the requests. Two sources told USANEWSCORNER last week that Flood is still pending. If you decide to go to the White House, what could be in the office of a lawyer, not related to the Russian defense team, which is likely to leave the company, which has conflicts that prevent them from taking the President as a client?
Olson, Gibson Dunn, decided there were too many conflicts with existing clients related to the Russian investigation, and did not support this measure, sources familiar with the matter told USANEWSCORNER.
Gibson Dunne presents Fusion GPS, a firm that hired a former British intelligence officer to compile a dossier of alleged links between Russians and Trump and his campaign partners. It also represents Facebook, which is mired in controversy with its relationship with Cambridge Analytical data, which a former employee claimed to have used personal data from nearly 50 million users of the social networking platform.
On Thursday, a lawyer who leads the team responsible for the president’s response to the Russian investigation, John Dowd, resigned when his disagreements with Trump intensified, and the president has stepped up attacks against Special Adviser Robert Mueller.
At least five large law firms, including Flood and Olson, previously refused to work for the presidency last year during their first search for the defense team.
Jay Sekulov, one of Trump’s lawyers, told USANEWSCORNER on Tuesday that the legal team “will not comment on the conversations with lawyers we had or were not talking about.”
Sekulow announced last week that veteran Washington lawyer Jose diGenova, a former federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia, was hired by Trump’s legal team, but on Friday his role was still in question. According to two sources familiar with this problem.
Sekulov said on Sunday that DiGenova will not join the legal team at the end.
“The president is disappointed that the conflicts are frequent Joe DiGenova and Victoria Tozingz to join the president of the legal team of special lawyers, however, these conflicts do not prevent them from helping the President in other legal issues.” The president hopes to work with them: “Sekulov said in a statement to USANEWSCORNER Evan Perez.
According to sources, DiGenova and his wife and lawyer Victoria Toils met with Trump last week. However, the legal team of husband and wife runs a small business, and the question that arises is whether diGenova reasonably say about the absence of conflict, when his wife represents clients such as Marc Corrall, who spoke with Mueller about the Trump and his team responded to the revelations about the Trump Tower assembly in June 2016, which Donald Trump Jr. and other activists had with a group of Russians, according to two sources.
Toizenge also represents former Trump Camp co-chair Sam Clovis, who faced serious problems in connection with his connection to Georgia’s foreign policy participant George Papadopoulos, two sources said.