>> US President Donald Trump's lead personal attorney for the Russia investigation is out. John Dowd, who was hired to help represent Trump in the ongoing probe into alleged foreign meddling and collusion in the 2016 election, resigned Thursday. The announcement came after Trump sought to bring on more attorneys in his fight against the Russia probe, which he's described as a witch hunt.
But the probe shows no sign of winding down. The New York Times reported special counsel Robert Muller recently requested documents from the Trump organization relating to Russia. Trump took to Twitter over the weekend ramping up his attacks on Mueller. That criticism spurred lawmakers to warn Trump not to interfere with the Russia probe.
>> Do not meddle with the special counsel investigation. We expect, and the rule of law demands, that the special counsel be permitted to complete his investigation, wherever it may lead.>> The Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said he had assurances the president would not act against the special counsel.
And the White House said there was no discussion of firing Robert Mueller. While the President may have one less lawyer on his team, he has one less investigation to worry about. The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to release a report on its own investigation. The committee's report found no collusion and no evidence that Russia interfered in the election.
Committee Democrats disputed that finding, and said they will continue to investigate and release their own report.