Trump claims many lawyers want to represent him: 'Don’t believe the Fake News narrative'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE on Sunday claimed that many lawyers want to represent him in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

"Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on," he tweeted.

"Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted," he continued.


"Problem is that a new lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country."

Trump then reiterated that he is pleased with his current legal team.

"I am very happy with my existing team," he tweeted.

"Besides, there was NO COLLUSION with Russia, except by Crooked Hillary and the Dems!"

The tweets come just days after John Dowd, Trump's lead personal attorney handling the response to the investigation into Russia's election interference and possible collusion between the president's campaign and Moscow, abruptly resigned.

Dowd's exit reportedly came as the president seeks to shake up his legal team amid frustrations within the White House over special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe, which has cast a cloud over the administration for more than a year now.

Last week, Trump added Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney who has been highly critical of the FBI and Department of Justice, to his outside legal team. With Dowd gone, Trump’s outside legal team handling the Russia matter will be led, at least in the interim, by diGenova and Jay Sekulow.

At least two well-known lawyers — Ted Olsen and Emmett Flood — were also reported to have been approached about taking a role on Trump’s legal team. But a top executive at Olsen’s firm tweeted that neither Olsen nor the firm would be representing the president.

— This report was updated at 8:47 a.m.