Mar 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump legal team looks to add superstar lawyer

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Attorney Theodore Olson. Photo: Jay Janner / Pool via Getty Images

President Trump's legal team wanted to add Theodore Olson, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation, the Washington Post reports. But Olson has declined the offer, according to another partner at his firm, Gibson Dunn. We've reached out to Olson to confirm.

Why it matters: This attempt speaks to Trump wanting to shake up his legal team and recruit top legal talent as Mueller's investigation continues to drag on and expand its scope.

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