Two more attorneys turn down offer to represent Trump

Two more leading attorneys have rejected an offer to represent President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE, the Daily Beast reported Monday. 

Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb, who are partners at Winston & Strawn, told the news outlet that the president reached out to them to see if they would join his legal team. They turned down the offer, citing 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,” Buchanan and Webb said in a statement.


Webb was a prosecutor in the Iran-Contra scandal and has since worked in corporate litigation.

Buchanan served for five years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the 1980s and has since focused on commercial and white-collar litigation. 

The two men turned down the president a day after Trump claimed that many lawyers want to represent him in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

However, multiple attorneys have turned down the opportunity to work for Trump in recent days.

Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Washington, D.C.-based lawyer Joseph diGenova both rejected reported job offers to join Trump's legal team.

DiGenova had been hired, but ultimately turned down the offer, citing "conflicts."

Another of Trump's attorneys, John Dowd, abruptly resigned last week.

The changes come 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.