Trump names Ty Cobb as White House special counsel

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2017

The White House announced Saturday the appointment of Washington lawyer Ty Cobb as special counsel, after reports that President Trump's advisors were looking to beef up the in-house team defending him in the growing Russian Federation scandal.

Administration officials want someone to enforce discipline in the White House regarding Russian Federation matters - and that includes the president, who frequently vents his frustrations about the investigations on Twitter, two people familiar with the plan said on Friday. He's expected to join the White House at the end of the month. Trump has repeatedly denied that his team colluded with Russian Federation. Cobb has known Mueller for years, as has Dowd, a former USA attorney who in private practice handled cases related to the Justice Department.

Cobb is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the White House statement said.

Cobb will work alongside White House counsel Donald McGahn.

Several investigations about Russian influence on the election have been underway: a counter-intelligence investigation by the FBI, hearings by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, and inquiries about possible links and financial ties between the Kremlin and Trump associates.

However, Jamie Grayclick, a politically-related attorney representing Jared Kouchner, #President Trump's son-in-law, transfers all responsibility for Russia's probe into Abe Lowell, a prominent Washington defense lawyer. John Edwards to the corrupt Jack Abramoff, would represent exclusively Kushner in queries conducted by congressional panels and special counsel to the Justice Department Robert Muller.

The US intelligence community alleged that Russia meddled in the US presidential race a year ago and there were connections between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

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