Mar 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Two more lawyers declined offers to join Trump legal team

President Donald Trump. Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images

Prominent attorneys Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb told The Daily Beast on Monday that they both rejected an offer to join President Trump's legal team responding to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia probe, citing business conflicts.

Why it matters: This signals the president's uphill battle to secure top notched legal talent to represent him. He pushed back on Sunday amid reports that he's struggling to find attorneys from reputable firms with experience, tweeting that many lawyers are eager to work for him. Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd resigned as the head of the president's legal team last week — just days after saying Muller should shut down the probe.

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