Trump claims ‘many lawyers’ want to work for him amid shakeups

President Trump claims plenty of good lawyers want to work with him — as two attorneys pulled out of joining his legal team.

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s attorneys, said husband-and-wife legal team Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing won’t represent the President in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Trump “is disappointed that conflicts prevent” the couple from joining his team, Sekulow said in a statement, but stopped short of saying what those conflicts are. 

The pair will advise Trump in other matters, he said, but didn’t define what those might be. Sekulow just days earlier announced plans to hire the legal couple, which sparked immediate controversy.

DiGenova has been a Fox News contributor who’s regularly accused the Justice Department of trying to frame the President. Toensing represents several former Trump officials — including ex-spokesman Mark Corallo and former adviser Sam Clovis — who’ve met with Mueller’s investigators.  

Trump signaled a change was coming earlier Sunday, when he tweeted: “Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case,” and that he was satisfied with his current roster of attorneys. 

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“Problem is that a or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country - and I am very happy with my existing team,” Trump said over a pair of tweets. 

Last week “legal superstar” Theodore Olson, the solicitor general for George W. Bush, reportedly turned down an opportunity to join the team.. 

The President has ramped up the offensive on the Mueller probe, which is looking into possible collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin. 

Trump has spent the last few days railing against the investigation, accusing Mueller of stacking his investigation with political opponents out to bring down the President.

Yet the commander-in-chief has signaled he wants to sit down with Mueller’s investigation.

That seemed to be the final straw for lead attorney John Dowd, who submitted his resignation Thursday. 

Dowd had cautioned Trump an interview would too dangerous, the New York Times reported.  

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