Trump's Personal Lawyer Calls for an End to Russia Probe After McCabe Firing

Posted: Mar 17, 2018 11:15 AM

President Donald J. Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd, called for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion and interference between Russian operatives and the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election. 

“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd said in a statement given to Fox News. “Just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations." 

Dowd's comments come just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has been fired. 

As Matt noted, President Trump tweeted shortly after the late night firing that it was "great day for democracy."

McCabe responded to the firing by saying, "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally," McCabe said. "It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work." 

For now, it is unclear what the next steps will for the Trump White House.