President Trump’s closest legal adviser wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election to go the way of Andrew McCabe’s FBI career.
“I pray that Acting Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” John Dowd, Trump’s personal lawyer, said Saturday.
Sessions fired FBI deputy director McCabe on Friday on the heels of a recommendation by the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility.
“Bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd wrote.
His statement came in response to a question from the Daily Beast about McCabe’s firing.
“Just end [the Mueller probe] on the merits in light of recent revelations,” Dowd told the Washington Post.
Dowd at first claimed to be speaking on Trump’s behalf, but later said that his statements were personal opinions.
They are at odds with the public stance taken by the legal team that Trump has tasked with defending his campaign in Mueller’s probe.
Ty Cobb, the lead attorney in that effort, has made much of the administration’s willingness to cooperate with Mueller’s investigators.
“There is no consideration at the White House of terminating the special counsel,” Cobb said in December.
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