John Dowd Resigns As Trump Attorney In Russia Probe

President Donald Trump's attorney, John Dowd, resigned Thursday as the lead attorney in the Russia inquiry, according to several reports. 

Dowd's resignation comes days after he said that he hopes the deputy attorney general will bring an end to the special counsel's Russia investigation "on the merits in light of recent revelations," referring to the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe the day before.

"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," John Dowd told NBC News.

Dowd asserted that he doesn't mean to suggest the special counsel, Robert Mueller, should be fired but that the decision to end the probe be based "on the merits."

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