Jared Kushner Hires White Collar Crime Lawyer


Kushner's Second Top Notch Attorney

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner has retained new counsel in the possible investigations into his alleged dealings with Russia. Abbe Lowell (photo), a white collar crime attorney who has represented former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and Senator Bob Memendez (D-NJ), will be representing the Trump son-in-law.

Lowell will represent Kushner "in the special counsel's probe of potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and his financial dealings, as well as in separate congressional inquiries," Politico reports.

"But Kushner has also decided to keep Jamie Gorelick, his current lawyer and a WilmerHale partner, on his legal team, a spokesman said in response to questions. Some close to Kushner have raised questions about Gorelick remaining on his team because Bob Mueller, the special counsel, was previously a partner at WilmerHale."

Former Obama-era DOJ spokesperson for Eric Holder notes on Twitter:

Image of Kushner by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs via Flickr and a CC license

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