Trump names special counsel to handle Russian Federation meddling probe


Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer, is joining President Donald Trump's legal team to coordinate the response to the expanding investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia's election interference, reflecting a growing sense among West Wing officials that the president's private lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, can not handle the job alone.

The hiring of Cobb, a partner at the white-collar firm Hogan Lovells and a former federal prosecutor, was welcomed by White House officials who have complained that they have been repeatedly blindsided by revelations not disclosed to them by the president and his family.

According to the ABC, it will work in coordination with private attorneys in charge of defending the u.s. president in the scandal of the involvement of Russian in the us presidential election, and suspicions of complicity with Moscow. Reporters said on Thursday evening that President Trump's chief external lawyer Marc Kasowitz was told in June of the existence of emails indicating that Donald Trump Jr. had contact with a Kremlin lawyer in the hope of receiving information and documents that incriminate Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Obviously collected by the Russian government.

The legal steps come after the White House defense team faces growing criticism over allegations that it has messed up the president's defense. The younger Trump posted the emails on Twitter as the New York Times was about to report them. Trump has repeatedly denied that his team colluded with Russian Federation.

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Trump's hiring of Cobb comes amid heightened questions about whether Trump's associates coordinated with Russian Federation to meddle in the presidential election to help him and thwart Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. hired an attorney of his own, Alan Futerfas, earlier in the week.

And in case you're wondering, Cobb is related to the Hall of Fame baseball outfielder of the same name.