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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer, is joining President 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, cannot handle the job alone. After a tumultuous week in the fast-moving inquiry, Jared Kushner's top lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, also announced plans to remove herself from matters related to the Russia investigation that are engulfing her client, Mr. Trump's son-in-law and a West Wing adviser. She said she will continue to represent Mr. Kushner on other concerns.

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The hiring of Mr. 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.

The hiring was first reported by Bloomberg News and confirmed by a person with direct knowledge of the move.

Mr. Kasowitz, Mr. Trump's combative longtime personal lawyer, has aggravated his mercurial client by repeatedly demanding that the president curtail his Twitter habits, which Mr. Kasowitz -- and most others in the White House -- believe to be damaging to the president's legal and political cause.

And angry, expletive-laced emails that Mr. Kasowitz sent to a critic were published this week by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news website.

But the main issue, a person close to Mr. Trump said, was proximity. Mr. Kasowitz commutes from his home in New York City and has been unable to give the president the seven-day-a-week commitment he requires as the investigation consumes a greater percentage of his time, aides said.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-15 12:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I know Ty, he is a very good choice for this.

That being said, I thought he was smarter than to get sucked into this morass.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-07-15 12:55 PM | Reply

Apparently most of the Washington attys are smart enough to stay away.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-15 02:34 PM | Reply

That being said, I thought he was smarter than to get sucked into this morass.

#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Easy payday?

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-07-15 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bookable hours, everyone is innocent until proven guilty and according to Miranda you have a right to an attorney.

Having said that it's like this family lives on a different planet with different physics.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-07-15 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 it's called privilege.
Normally it isn't flaunted so egregiously.
Hillary ignored middle America's demands for her to flaunt her privilege!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-15 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Look, tRump came from immense wealth and despite a few bankruptcies has always been immensely wealthy. His kids were born into even greater wealth. By now it's obvious the reason for tRump's success is as reported by former employees - he has great lawyers and people who work for him. He obviously isn't capable of squat on his own. It's like the former New Jersey gambling officials reported during the election - when his one casino failed so horribly they left him out there talking away and playing big shot so the whole casino industry didn't implode and there was time to sell the casinos. Those officials said during the election he had no clue.

All that said he has no sense of reality. His life is like a reality TV show or better yet one of those stupid soap operas. He puts himself in these bad situations. The man has no sense of reality nor do his children. About time he gets a REAL dose of it.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-07-15 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


... 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. ...

And Mr Cobb is going to change this ... how?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-07-15 05:17 PM | Reply

Apparently he was hired to travel with PIMPUS and hold his hand.... mostly to keep it offa his twitter phone.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-15 05:27 PM | Reply

Easy payday?

No such thing with donald. He stiffs contractors as part of his "successful" business model.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-07-15 06:27 PM | Reply

#5

"Billable" hours.

#10

I am sure he has a massive Deposit Retainer (probs $1M) to avoid that eventuality.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-07-15 08:44 PM | Reply

If the dude isn't getting paid upfront, he ain't getting paid.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-07-16 03:19 PM | Reply

Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Again? That trick never works.

Nothing up my sleeve...presto!

[Raaaawwwrrr!]

Looks like I better get another lawyer!

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2017-07-16 03:31 PM | Reply

Lawyers having a field day in DC... They will never have the Mr P impeached or removed from office ever or else they will lose their Golden Egg... This is a biggest lottery for him.

#14 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-07-17 11:15 AM | Reply

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