Trump gives vote of confidence to legal team

Trump gives vote of confidence to legal team
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE on Thursday defended the White House team heading up his defense in the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling.

Trump declared he has confidence in the White House lawyer handling the Russia probe, who has come under fire from outside allies who want him to take a more combative approach to dealing with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE.

In a tweet, Trump said he agrees with attorney Ty Cobb’s “historically cooperative, disciplined approach” toward the Mueller investigation.

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“I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process,” Trump wrote.

The president's comments come after ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon went public with his plan to counter the Mueller investigation, which includes firing Cobb "immediately," according to The Washington Post.

Bannon claimed Trump was not "fully briefed by his lawyers on the implications" of cooperating with Mueller.

The tweet fueled the sense of chaos and uncertainty surrounding Trump’s thinking about Mueller’s investigation. 

The president was irate Monday after the FBI raided the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in part over a referral from Mueller’s team. 

Trump bashed the raid as an “attack on our country” and opened the possibility of firing Mueller, something that Cobb and others have cautioned him against. 

He has reportedly discussed firing Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad Judiciary Democrats announce series of hearings on Mueller report MORE, who oversees the special counsel probe and is said to have approved the Cohen raid. 

Meanwhile, Trump's personal legal team is also undergoing a shake-up after his chief personal lawyer, John Dowd, left the team last month.

That has left Cobb and outside attorney Jay Sekulow to handle Trump’s legal response to the Russia probe. 

The president has reportedly heard outside advice from legal figures, including Alan Dershowitz, and has had an array of allies go on television to rail against Mueller. 

Updated at 1:25 p.m.