The top lawyer fighting against the FBI probe into the Russian government’s alleged meddling into the 2016 US Presidential election on behalf of President Donald Trump, John Dowd, has resigned from the post recently, leaving a gaping hole in the team’s legal strategy to combat Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Dowd and Trump themselves got into a lot of trouble around the time of the Michael Flynn investigation and the firing of CIA Director James Comey, with a lot of pundits calling it obstruction of justice, which is one of the grounds for impeachment of a US President.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the leading Democrat in the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at the time, “What we’re beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice.”

Dowd had a plan to contest the potential impeachment

Now that Dowd has called it quits, some people are wondering whether or not the Trump legal team will still with his plan to contest the possible impeachment. Dowd’s view, basically, is that the President is the “chief law enforcement officer” of America, so he can’t be convicted of obstruction of justice, because his power trumps (no pun intended) everyone else’s power in the country.