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Trump decides not to hire the lawyers he just hired

President Trump will no longer hire Victoria Toensing and her husband, Joseph diGenova, two lawyers he announced he would hire just last week.

"The president is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the president's special counsel legal team," Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, said Sunday. "However, those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the president in other legal matters." Toensing is already representing a former Trump team member who is a witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Earlier Sunday, Trump said in a pair of tweets there are "many" lawyers who want to represent him because they seek "fame & fortune." His personal lawyer for the Russia probe, John Dowd, resigned Thursday.