Trump to hire Fox News legal pundit Victoria Toensing — who wants to launch a probe of Robert Mueller: report
President Donald Trump reportedly isn’t done shaking up his legal team.
According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, the president plans to add Victoria Toensing, who is the wife of recently hired lawyer Joseph diGenova, to his legal team.
Both diGenova and Toensing regularly offer legal analysis on Fox News, and Sherman says that Trump is bringing them on because he’s decided to go to war with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
While diGenova has in the past said the entire probe was based on a “deep state” plot “to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and… then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime,” Toensing has recommended appointing a new special counsel to investigate Mueller himself.
“Toensing is currently representing William Campbell, a former lobbyist and F.B.I. informant, who claimed in an interview with members of three congressional committees that Russia steered money to the Clinton Foundation to grease the so-called Uranium One deal,” Sherman writes. “Appearing on Fox News, Toensing has called for a second special prosecutor to investigate Mueller, the logic being that he was FBI director at the time that the Uranium One acquisition was approved.”
Top White House lawyer John Dowd resigned on Thursday amid reports that Trump was now refusing to take his advice.