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Trump Will Get A Private Lawyer To Handle Russia Investigations

President Trump has reportedly picked Marc Kasowitz to represent him during the investigations about Russia's electoral interference.
Posted at 10:44 PM, May 23, 2017

President Trump has reportedly enlisted a private attorney to help him beat back the investigations into any potential collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.

Marc Kasowitz, Trump's reported pick, is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman. That happens to be the firm where former Sen. Joe Lieberman currently works. And Lieberman is rumored to be Trump's top choice for FBI director.

Kasowitz has represented Trump several times in the past. During the campaign, he sent an angry letter to The New York Times demanding it pull down its coverage of sexual assault claims against Trump.

The White House already has a lawyer on staff, but his job is more focused on defending the office of the president, not the individual. A personal lawyer can also invoke attorney-client privilege to keep legal advice confidential; federal employees don't have that luxury.

Trump might not be alone, either — Politico reports that some West Wing employees are searching around for affordable private legal help in case they get caught up in an investigation.