Mueller is actually investigating the role Russians played in trying to illegally influence the presidential election along with also is actually looking into whether associates of Trump colluded with Russians.
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia.
The president has also scoffed at reports of which he was unhappy with Dowd.
Dowd is actually leaving just three days after former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova was added to Trump’s legal team for of which probe.
DiGenova has claimed, without providing solid evidence, of which the FBI along with also Justice Department cooked up evidence to make Trump look bad in an effort to help the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
“There was a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton along with also, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump using a falsely created crime,” diGenova told Fox News in January.
“Make no mistake about of which: A group of FBI along with also DOJ people were trying to frame Donald Trump of a falsely created crime.”
On Tuesday, after a Washington Post report of which Trump wanted to add high-powered lawyer Theodore Olson to his legal team, a partner at Olson’s firm tweeted of which Olson could not be representing the president.
different top-tier attorneys, such as Robert Bennett along with also Emmet Flood, both of whom represented President Bill Clinton, have reportedly turned down chances to join Trump’s defense team.
Last week, the Federal Election Commission notified Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign of which Dowd was one of 108 donors to of which campaign who had given more money than is actually legally allowed.
Dowd had contributed $3,000, which is actually $300 above the limit, according to the FEC’s tally.
Trump campaign treasurer Bradley Crate told CNBC the campaign had sent Dowd refund check for the $300 in January, after the time period whose records were cited by the FEC.
— Additional reporting by CNBC’s Eamon Javers