Donald Trump’s Spokesman, Mark Corallo Has Resigned
Mark Corallo’s resignation comes after weeks of tension between the White House and the President’s legal team.
In recent weeks, Trump has said that his legal team has not done enough to beat back allegations linked to the federal investigations into Russian efforts to influence last year’s election.
The legal team has also complained about the President and the White House’s response to revelations concerning the Russia probe including the President’s refusal to heed their advice not to publicly discuss or tweet about the Russia investigation and with the White House’s handling of reports connected to the probe.
At the moment, President Trump is reshuffling his legal team as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation moves ahead with his investigation.
Politico reported Thursday that his resignation was due to growing frustration with operation and warring factions, as well as concerns over whether he was being told the truth.
Corallo, a veteran GOP operative, was working on the White House defense against special counsel Robert Meuller’s probe into Russian election interference in the 2016 election.
According to reports, Corallo had never met Trump or Trump’s attorney Marc Kasowitz before taking the job defending the president.
Last month, The New York Times reported that Corallo had previously used Twitter to criticize the president and his administration.
He also used Twitter to criticize Trump’s reliance on son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, calling Kushner part of the “swamp” Trump promised to drain.
Corallo’s message also split from that of many other Trump allies, who were critical of Mueller.
Days before he accepted the role as Kasowitz’s spokesman, he praised Mueller for his integrity and honor.