Growing cast of lawyers signing up to defend Trump and team

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaksin the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)


WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates.

But the interests of those lawyers don’t always align, adding a new layer of uncertainty to a White House rife with internal rivalries.

President Donald Trump has both an outside legal team and a new in-house special counsel for Russia-related matters, Ty Cobb. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, has a pair of high-powered attorneys working for him. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., recently hired his own lawyer.

Former campaign aides who expect to be caught up in the snowballing probes are also shopping for representation — and dealing with sticker-shock over the hefty price tags.


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