Mar 25, 2018 - World

Trump won't add diGenova and Toensing to his legal team

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President Trump is not adding Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing to his legal team for the Russia investigation. In a statement, Jay Sekulow, another of Trump's lawyers, said that conflicts of interest will ultimately prevent the married team from representing Trump — just days after diGenova's addition was announced last week — though Sekulow said they will work for the president on "other legal matters."

Why it matters: Trump's personal legal team is in a state of flux after its leader, John Dowd, resigned last week. And diGenova and Toensing's conflicts come just days after GOP superstar lawyer Theodore Olson rejected an offer to join the Trump team — potentially prompting Trump's tweets this morning insisting that "many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case."

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