Trump Names Cobb as White House Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

18 July, 2017, 04:11 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Donald Trump Jr. gives a thumbs up beside his father Donald Trump after presidential debate in Hempstead New York

A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former federal prosecutor, he has a reputation for managing crises and dealing with corruption allegations.

President Trump has hired a former federal prosecutor to assist in how the White House handles its response to the expanding Russian Federation probes.

Respondents also seem to hold a more negative view of Trump's capabilities on the world stage, with just 27% saying America's global leadership has gotten strong since he took office, while 48% believe it has gotten weaker.

Trump Jr.'s explanations of the reason for the meeting evolved after The New York Times published several stories about the meeting in recent days. But its role in vetting people who meet with a USA president or candidates is limited to ensuring physical safety.

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on one of the panels investigating the matter, the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN: "The level of credibility from the senior level of this administration really is suspect".

Speaking to reporters at a hotel near President Donald Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre said Sunday that the White House will be hosting a "Made in America" product showcase Monday featuring products from all 50 states. Mr. Trump's legal team found itself embroiled in its own controversy Thursday, after ProPublica disclosed emails in which Kasowitz made disparaging, profane and possibly threatening remarks in emails to a stranger.

Mr. Trump already has an outside legal team managing Russian Federation issues, led by attorney Marc Kasowitz.

In addition to Kasowitz, others members on Trump's Russian Federation team outside of the White House include lawyer Jay Sekulow and public relations consultant Mark Corallo.

Trump and his team met Cobb this week and were impressed by his aggressiveness, according to a person who spoke with the president.

Nevertheless, Gorelick said that after advising Kushner to look into whether to stick with her, he has opted to put criminal defense attorney Abbe Lowell at the helm for all things Russian Federation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller also has a team of crack investigators probing Russian Federation as well as issues related to potential obstruction of justice.

"As a result of this process, Jared decided that Abbe would represent him in the Russia-related inquiries".

Kushner has had to add to his security clearance form twice to note meetings with Russian individuals that went unreported, The Hill is reporting.

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