On Thursday, former New York mayor and famed prosecutor Rudi Giuliani joined President Trump’s legal team, in the hopes of bring an end to the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Guiliani said that he would like to negotiate a solution that would conclude the probe because he thinks that it would be in the best interests of the country. He also mentioned that he has high regard for both President Trump and Robert Mueller.
Jay Sekulow, who is a lawyer working on Trump’s legal team, confirmed that the mayor and former presidential candidate had joined them. John Down, who previously led Trump’s legal team in regards to the investigation, resigned a month ago. Sekulow further said that two other attorneys had joined the president’s legal team: Marty Raskin and Jane Serene Raskin.
Since Dowd left the Trump team, the team has had trouble retaining lawyers to work on the probe. In March, Ted Olson — who was the solicitor general for President George W. Bush — said that many well known Washington attorneys were steering clear of what he called both the “turmoil” and the “chaos” that he characterized as the current state of the White House.
But President Trump has denied that this is the truth. In a series of tweets, the president said that there were many lawyers who wanted to join his legal team. He further said that the problem was not that there was a shortage of lawyers, but that he was hesitant to add attorneys at this point of the investigation who were unfamiliar with the investigation.
Trump told his followers that top law firms and numerous lawyers want to represent him. He further termed the idea that he cannot find lawyers “fake news.” He said that no lawyer ever turns down what he called “fame and fortune.” Though he did admit that some attorneys were conflicted about joining his legal team. He further tweeted that he was happy with his current legal team.