On Tuesday, it was revealed that Attorney Theodore Olson will not join Trump’s legal team.
This was confirmed by Ted Boutrous, who works with Olson at the Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher law firm.
— Ted Boutrous (@BoutrousTed) March 20, 2018
This confirmation comes as it was revealed that Trump’s legal team reached out to Olson as the Russia probe continues to expand. Trump’s team was hoping to bring Olson on board.
The Trump team asking for Olson also comes after Trump’s legal team gave Mueller documents on Monday with the hope of limiting the scope of a potential interview with Mueller.
Before turning down the offer, Olson reportedly considered the offer and looked into all the possible conflicts of interests with the firm.
Olson served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration. He is also considered a star attorney in Washington.
Below are some reactions:
Trump's legal team wants Theodore Olson. He helped win Bush vs. Gore in the famous election recount but also overturned CA's Prop 8.
He's been asked to join the Trump legal team before & turned them down. I'm not sure why he'd suddenly be willing to jump on board a sinking ship. pic.twitter.com/Pjo9yOqjrq
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) March 20, 2018
He's a talented lawyer with integrity. Two reasons he'd never go anywhere near the POTUS.
— Monica Miller (@monicamiller202) March 20, 2018
Theodore Olson is smart not to join Trump's legal team.
Donald Trump is toxic.#TrumpColluded#TrumpMustGo@realDonaldTrump @PressSec @POTUS @VP @MichaelCohen212 @GOP @PRyan @SenateMajLdr @DevinNunes @RepLoBiondo @RepPeteKing @LindseyGrahamSC
— Cameron L. Mitchell (@CameronLMitchel) March 20, 2018
That sure is an awful lot of lawyers for someone claiming to be innocent.
— m&mjunkie (@mmjunkie) March 20, 2018