Fear: Trump in the White House - Chapters 21 - 25 Summary & Analysis

Bob Woodward
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In Chapter 21, Woodward describes Trump's response to the special counsel, Robert Mueller. Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, hires John Dowd, an experienced white-collar criminal defense lawyer for Trump after several lawyers turned Trump down. Trump had been surprised by Jeff Sessions's decision to recuse himself from the counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the election. Rod Rosenstein had appointed Mueller. Trump felt blindsided by these events, as he had by Comey's revelation that Trump had asked him to stop investigating Flynn. Kasowitz had turned up nothing in his own investigation into Trump's collusion with the Russians. Dowd advised Trump to cooperate with Mueller because he felt Trump had nothing to hide. However, the media reported on Trump's possible collusion with the Russians and his possible knowledge about Paul Manafort's efforts to conduct business in Russia during the election. Trump's worst problem seemed to...

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