Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Trump Retains Personal Attorney As Russia Crisis Engulfs White House

President Donald Trump Trump seeks outside counsel to aid in Russian investigation: Washington Post
Heather Davidson | 25 May, 2017, 01:15

President Donald Trump is seeking outside counsel to help him during investigations into his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and has narrowed the search to four prominent attorneys, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Kasowitz also sent a letter to the New York Times in October on behalf of Trump, arguing that the paper's report about allegations that Trump groped several women was "reckless and defamatory". Joe Lieberman now works. If his name sounds familiar, it's because Kasowitz has represented Trump before. But campaign finance lawyers said Trump could probably draw funds from his reelection committee to cover legal expenses related to the Russian Federation inquiries, including money donated this year.

Last week, former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss Robert Mueller was named special counsel for the Department of Justice inquiry. It said they spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The team is likely to have lead counselors, those people said.

Note, Kasowitz will represent Trump as an individual.

The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump has called the probe "a witch hunt".

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The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. As such, Lieberman's appointment could raise questions of impropriety, given his close relationship with Kasowitz and the firm's long and storied relationship with Trump.

At least KBTF partner David Friedman gets to miss out on the potential ethical firestorm that could result from Trump's latest move.

Keith Whittington, an expert on presidential impeachment and politics professor at Princeton University, explained that obtaining outside counsel makes sense "if the president is facing more individual legal difficulties or the administration needed to bolster the resources that the White House counsel can provide in the current situation".

Then Trump reportedly bragged to Russian officials in the White House - one of whom is believed to a top intelligence operative for Russia - that he was having success shaking the investigation, especially after he fired Comey.

According to the Washington Post, he's tapped Marc Kasowitz to act as his private attorney in matters related to the probe of his campaign's alleged dealings with Russian Federation.

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