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Trump retains private lawyer Marc Kasowitz in Russian Federation probe

Trump retains private lawyer Marc Kasowitz in Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump has hired Marc Kasowitz to serve as outside legal counsel and help the President navigate the federal investigation into potential collusion between his campaign officials and Russian Federation, according to several news reports.

Since the early 2000s, Mr Kasowitz has represented Mr Trump on some of his most sensitive legal issues, including the Trump University fraud case. Those who confirmed the decision requested anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the move.

He was hired to lead the special counsel by assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey, as his investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's Russian ties was heating up.

Attorney Marc Kasowitz will represent US President Donald Trump in the investigation regarding Russia's interference in the election.

"I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and USA persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals", Brennan told members of the House Intelligence Committee.

Smith to replace Almirola in NASCAR All-Star race
Smith will drive the auto this weekend, but beyond that, Moffitt and team owner Richard Petty have not finalized their plans. Almirola spent Saturday night in a hospital after fracturing a vertebra during a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway.

The investigation into Trump's potential ties to Russian Federation seems to get murkier every day, and it's unclear just where it will all lead.

Mueller, of course, could be Kasowitz's most challenging legal opponent yet. In particular, his public descriptions of his conversations with Comey may have jeopardized any later attempt to keep such discussions confidential by claiming executive privilege. "The White House counsel could have provided advice that would have helped avoid some of the administration's current difficulties, and it is unclear whether the advice was not offered or was not heeded". The White House also did not respond.

The outside counsel would be separate from the White House Counsel's Office, which is led by Donald McGahn, who served as the Trump campaign's lawyer. There is no set number of finalists that the President has pledged to interview personally.

Kasowitz has represented Trump for 15 years on a wide range of matters, but he is not known as a criminal defense lawyer. Trump heaped praise on him and his firm in an August 2004 article in American Lawyer, calling them "phenomenal lawyers".

In 2006, Kasowitz assisted Trump in a defamation lawsuit against an author who claimed that Trump was not the billionaire he claimed to be. "They're highly talented with great insight into the future", Trump said. Joe Lieberman now works.

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