Fake Craigslist job posting seeks legal counsel for President Trump 

If you’re a handsome attorney who has experience with high-profile cases and federal investigations, someone in Washington, D.C. may have the perfect job for you. 

There is a job posting on the District of Columbia’s Craigslist site, titled, “SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW).” 

“Seeking a lead attorney to represent client involved in an ongoing Federal investigation,” the prankster who listed it goes on to note. “Must be familiar with laws and procedures around discovery, executive privilege, international financing of licensed real estate, election law and the Logan Act.” 

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Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle
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Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle
Hope Hicks: Former White House Director of Strategic Communications
Melania Trump: Wife to President Trump and first lady of the United States
Gary Cohn: Former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
Michael Flynn: Former National Security Advisor, no longer with the Trump administration
Ivanka Trump: First daughter and presidential adviser
Gen. John Kelly: Former Secretary of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff
Steve Bannon: Former White House chief strategist, no longer with the Trump administration
Jared Kushner: Son-in-law and senior adviser
Kellyanne Conway: Former Trump campaign manager, current counselor to the president
Reince Priebus: Former White House chief of staff, no longer with the Trump administration
Anthony Scaramucci: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary
Donald Trump Jr.: First son to President Trump
Sean Spicer: Former White House press secretary, soon to be no longer with the Trump administration
Jeff Sessions: U.S. attorney general
Steve Mnuchin: Secretary of Treasury
Paul Manafort: Former Trump campaign chairman
Carter Page: Former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign
Omarosa Manigault: Former Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Jason Miller: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Mike Dubke: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Stephen Miller: Trump senior policy adviser
Corey Lewandowski: Former Trump campaign manager
Eric Trump: Son to President Trump
Rex Tillerson: Former Secretary of State
Sebastian Gorka: Former deputy assistant to the president in the Trump administration, no longer in his White House role
Roger Stone: Former Trump campaign adviser, current host of Stone Cold Truth
Betsy DeVos: U.S. Education Secretary
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Additional requested skills include social media, especially Twitter, and “a better than average knowledge of the adult film industry.” 

While the posting is clearly a joke, President Trump’s lawyer situation is apparently not. 

John Dowd, the lead attorney handling matters involving the Russia investigation, recently resigned. 

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that Trump is “struggling to find top-notch defense lawyers willing to represent him in the case, according to multiple Trump advisers familiar with the negotiations.”

The president denied having any such troubles in a series of tweets posted on Sunday. 

“Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case…don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on,” Trump tweeted. “Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted.” 

“Problem is that a new lawyer 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 continued. 

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Lawyer John Dowd throughout his career
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Lawyer John Dowd throughout his career
John Dowd, lawyer for Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, leaves federal court after a hearing in New York February 16, 2011. Onetime billionaire Rajaratnam, 53, was arrested and charged with conspiracy and securities fraud in October 2009 in a sprawling case U.S. prosecutors describe as the biggest probe of insider trading in the $1.9 trillion hedge fund industry. Sri Lankan-born U.S. citizen Rajaratnam, who has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail, has vowed to establish his innocence at a jury trial. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT)
John Dowd, (R) lawyer for Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, speaks to the media outside Manhattan Federal Court after opening arguments in the insider trading case in New York March 9, 2011. Prosecution and defense lawyers painted starkly different portraits of Rajaratnam a Sri Lankan-born, one-time billionaire, at the start of the biggest Wall Street insider trading case in a generation. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS)
Lawyer John Dowd (L) enters a car after escorting Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam from Manhattan Federal Court in New York May 11, 2011. Rajaratnam was found guilty of 14 securities fraud and conspiracy charges on Wednesday, in a vindication for the government's use of aggressive tactics in prosecuting insider trading on Wall Street. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW)
Lawyer John Dowd exits Manhattan Federal Court after his client Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty in New York May 11, 2011. Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 conspiracy and securities fraud charges, in a vindication of the government's aggressive tactics in prosecuting crime on Wall Street. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS)
Former U.S. Justice Department White House Liaison Monica Goodling (C) and her attorney John Dowd (L) speak with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-SC) on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 23, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
Lawyer John Dowd (L) enters a car after escorting Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam from Manhattan Federal Court in New York May 11, 2011. Rajaratnam was found guilty of 14 securities fraud and conspiracy charges on Wednesday, in a vindication for the government's use of aggressive tactics in prosecuting insider trading on Wall Street. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW)
Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam (C) leaves federal court after a hearing with lawyer John Dowd (L) in New York March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS)
Arizona Republican Governor J. Fife Symington III (R) and his attorney John Dowd confer September 3 after Symington's press conference announcing his resignation effective September 5. Symington was found guilty on seven counts of bank fraud, acquitted on three and a mistrial was declared on eleven counts in his trial in Federal Court. GOVERNOR
Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam (R) and his lawyer John Dowd arrive at Federal Court in New York March 28, 2011. A profanity-laced phone tap of accused hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam and his brother was played for jurors as U.S. prosecutors sought to prove he traded on inside information about a deal that had not yet been made public. The FBI audio clip was among dozens played so far in the biggest Wall Street insider trading trial in decades. REUETRS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS)
FILE PHOTO: Lawyer John Dowd exits Manhattan Federal Court in New York, U.S. on May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
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