Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired Chuck Cooper, who counseled Sessions when he prepared for his attorney general confirmation hearings and attended Sessions’ congressional hearing last week, to represent him as the Russia investigation expands, the National Law Journal reports.
Cooper confirmed to the National Law Journal that he’s Sessions’ lawyer, but wouldn’t say if his work would be related to the ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Cooper has argued multiple cases before the Supreme Court. He defended California’s since-overturned gay marriage ban.
Furthermore, there seems to be a growing trend: Everyone is lawyering up. First President Trump, then Vice President Mike Pence, then-White House advisor Jared Kushner, and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions.