Two prominent defense attorneys have declined representing President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations, The Daily Beast reported Monday.
The firm Winston & Strawn released a statement citing conflicts. Not legal conflicts of interests, but business conflicts.
“President Trump reached out to Dan Webb and Tom Buchanan to provide legal representation,” they said in a statement. “They were unable to take on the representation due to business conflicts. However they consider the opportunity to represent the President to be the highest honor and they sincerely regret that they cannot do so."
Webb is the former U.S. Attorney for Illinois and Buchanan is a partner at the firm's D.C. branch.
On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to deny reports that he was having problems retaining top-notch legal representation.
Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that… https://t.co/KKFpwlHShL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1521978041.0
....lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which… https://t.co/VNRpirZlPZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1521978556.0
"With a reputation for failing to pay lawyers or follow their legal advice, Trump has struggled to find another top-notch lawyer to take his case," The Washington Post explained.