Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump White House Continues Lawyering Up as Russia Investigation Unfolds

Trump White House Continues Lawyering Up as Russia Investigation Unfolds

Ty Cobb, a former federal prosecutor, has resigned from his post as a partner at Hogan Lovells to join President Trump's legal team as the investigation into the campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation continues to expand.

Cobb has been a defense lawyer and partner in Washington the law firm Hogan Lovells but he grew up in Great Bend.

He joins the White House's team of lawyers after a particularly tumultuous week of the ongoing allegations of ties between Russian Federation and Trump-connected figures during the 2016 campaign.

Moscow has denied any interference and the president and Trump Jr. have denied any collusion. Cobb is "intended to be traffic cop, enforcer of discipline, and public spokesman" for the investigation, according to Bloomberg News, working with Kasowitz and outside lawyers and leaving the rest of the White House counsel to focus on other things.

Futerfas was revealed as Trump Jr.'s lawyer on Monday after a New York Times report detailed meetings between the president's eldest son and the Russian lawyer.

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Dowd confirmed in mid-June he had joined President Trump's legal team and was brought on to work alongside Kasowitz. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former federal prosecutor, he has a reputation for managing crises and dealing with corruption allegations. "I never hired a lawyer, and I don't know anyone who did".

Beyond the front-line figures, there is also consternation among some in Trump's world about the likely effect of the ongoing investigations on the morale of younger or more junior staff members, who are less likely to have the money to hire big-league lawyers.

The payment was for "legal consulting" and could be unrelated to Trump Jr. or the Russian Federation investigation. "As we have stated, once Bob Mueller and three of our partners left the firm to form the Special Counsel's Office, we advised Jared to get independent legal advice on whether to continue with us as counsel". Jamie Gorelick, one of Kushner's attorney's, announced on Friday that she would no longer represent him.

That's right: There is a non-negligible chance that at some point prior to the 2020 election, we could see President Hatch in the White House.

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