For a guy who is "vindicated" and "not under investigation" Trump sure is doing a bang-up job of lawyering up.
President Donald Trump has added another high-profile lawyer to his personal legal team as the special counsel investigation heats up.
John Dowd, who investigated Pete Rose for Major League Baseball and represented John McCain during the Keating Five Scandal, among other high-profile clients, has joined the president's legal team, according to two people familiar with the pick. Dowd declined to comment Friday.
The addition of Dowd, a 76-year-old former prosecutor who has practiced law in Washington for decades, adds an experienced hand in the investigation. He joins Marc Kasowitz, Trump's longtime New York lawyer, Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz, and Jay Sekulow.
Trump and his aides are facing multiple investigations, including a probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations Russian leaders tried to meddle in last year's election and that Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the effort. The probe has since expanded to also look at whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the broader Russia investigation and by allegedly pressuring intelligence officials to interfere in the probe.
Dowd is a pretty big hitter, and he's been around the DC area for decades, so he knows how the game is played. He's the reason John McCain wasn't in prison for the Keating Five mess when I was a kid almost 30 years ago.
Now Trump has hired him.
Let that sink in.