Two more attorneys turn down offer to represent Trump

Two more leading attorneys have rejected an offer to represent President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe, which has cast a cloud over the administration for more than a year now.