Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman, reporting for The New York Times:
President Trump’s lead lawyer for the special counsel
investigation, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday as his strategy for
cooperating with the inquiry grew increasingly at odds with Mr.
Trump’s desire for a more aggressive posture.
Mr. Dowd, who took over the president’s legal team last summer
and considered leaving several times, ultimately concluded that
Mr. Trump was ignoring his advice, a person briefed on the
This is the sort of thing that happens all the time in a well-run legal defense of an innocent client.