Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Hill -- Trump’s personal lawyer resigns from top post amid legal team shakeup

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, will no longer lead the legal team responding to the ongoing Russian investigations. He has taken a reduced role.

Ty Cobb will now take the lead in managing the team’s response to the ongoing federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Kasowitz, who has worked with Trump since the early 2000s, had represented the president in the Trump University fraud case.

Trump’s legal team spokesman, Mark Corallo, resigned the day before. Corallo has been critical of the Trump administration in the past.

Some of Trump’s lawyers are looking at ways to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 elections.

Bloomberg reported that Mueller was looking into Trump’s past business transactions as a part of the investigation, despite Trump’s warning not to do so.

Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary during the last six months, resigned on Friday.

By Julia Manchester