>> President Donald Trump will not be hiring two new lawyers to help him with Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry despite announcing their addition last week. White House lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said in a statement Sunday, the President is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the President's Special Counsel legal team.
The issue apparently stems from reports that Toensing represents former Trump legal team spokesman, Mark Corallo. Mueller reportedly interviewed Corallo last month about how Trump responded to reports of his son Don Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016. DiGenova, who is married to Toensing, is known for appearing on Fox News and suggesting the FBI and Senior Justice Department officials are conspiring to frame Trump.
Early Sunday, Trump tweeted quote, 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 find a lawyer who wants to take this on. He added he is quote very happy with his current legal team which includes Sekulow and White House attorney Ty Cobb.
The news comes just days after John Dowd, one of Trump's personal lawyers, announced he was resigning.