John Dowd Resigns as Trump’s Lead Lawyer in Special Counsel Inquiry

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 matter said.

This is the sort of thing that happens all the time in a well-run legal defense of an innocent client.

Thursday, 22 March 2018