White House hires Ty Cobb as in-house counsel on Russian Federation investigations

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He'll also work not only with Kasowitz's team but with outside lawyers hired by others in Trump's inner circle.

The article said Cobb had become an aggressive white-collar defense lawyer, adding that he was "an active Republican".

Prospects for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer are also unclear.

The decision ends a weeks-long search in which Trump considered several other lawyers and Republican personalities, including Matt Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa; Laura Ingraham, a conservative political commentator; and Washington attorneys William Burck and Emmet Flood.

"I am writing to let you know that after almost 30 years with the firm, Washington, D.C. partner Ty Cobb is leaving Hogan Lovells on 30 July to become Special Counsel to the United States", Immelt wrote in the email, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News. "That's politics!", the president tweeted Monday.

The US president has a separate legal team, led by his longtime New York-based lawyer Marc Kasowitz, to get him through the Russian Federation controversy.

The president, who has relished in making the news media his foil, launched a fresh attack Sunday as a new opinion poll from the Washington Post and ABC News showed falling approval ratings in the sixth month of the president's term, and new details were revealed about his campaign's payments to a law firm later revealed to be representing Donald Trump Jr.

They have done so while special prosecutor Robert Mueller is heading a federal probe into possible collusion with Russia's alleged effort to influence the 2016 election. The payment was made almost two weeks before news reports about the younger Trump's Russian Federation meeting. The move frees White House counsel Don McGahn's staff to focus on other Trump priorities, including de-regulation, one of the people said. The firm has continued to represent the campaign for standard services affiliated with any political committee.

Friday news broke that the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump Jr., Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his then-campaign manager Paul Manafort included at least eight people, sources familiar with the meeting told CNN. The bulk of the more than $600,000 went to the law firm of Jones Day. The House intelligence committee had planned to interview longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone and campaign digital director Brad Parscale before the August recess, but both interviews have been delayed. "And unlucky for my children who are now going to community college".

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