FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova will join President Donald Trump’s legal team later this week, adding to the president’s Russia response another bulldog lawyer who argued earlier this year that Trump had been framed by the Justice Department and FBI with a falsely created crime…’ The addition of diGenova doesn’t immediately change the legal hierarchy surrounding the president: John Dowd remains Trump’s top personal lawyer and is spearheading negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller on a potential interview with the president. Sekulow has a key role doing public communications and legal research on key constitutional questions at the center of Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation into the president. Ty Cobb is still the White House lawyer managing the president’s official response to the Russia probe.
With diGenova, a veteran of Washington scandals, Trump adds another outspoken critic of the Russia probe who is likely to embolden a president who has recently started swinging even more aggressively in public against Mueller and his team of prosecutors. Trump this past weekend for the first time mentioned Mueller by name in a Twitter post critical of the investigation, and he returned to the issue again Monday [3-19-18], writing, ‘A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!'”
–Darren Samuelsohn, “Trump hires Russia probe critic Joseph diGenova to his legal team,” Politico online, Mar. 19, 2018, 2:25pm