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Special Counsel Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers For Russia Probe, Trump’s Personal Lawyer Hires His Own Attorney

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Special Counsel Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers For Russia Probe, Trump’s Personal Lawyer Hires His Own Attorney

Special counsel Robert Mueller has hired 13 lawyers, and planning to hire more, to help with the Russia investigation, while President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has hired his own attorney as the special counsel expands its investigation.

According to a report by CNN Friday, those hired by Mueller include James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee, who both worked at Mueller’s old firm WilmerHale, and Andrew Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation.




President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has hired Washington, D.C. attorney Stephen M. Ryan, according to NBC’s Katy Tur.

A source told Tur that Cohen will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Sept. 5, adding that the testimony was delayed due to “scheduling and logistics.”

Tur also reported that Michael Caputo, a communications adviser brought on board the Trump campaign by Paul Manafort, has been contacted by the FBI. Caputo has also hired his own attorney — former New York state Attorney General Dennis Vacco.

Caputo was asked in May to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.

The Hill added:

“Cohen and Caputo aren’t the only figures connected to Trump who have hired their own attorneys. Trump hired an attorney to represent him in the investigation in late May, while Vice President Pence’s staff announced Thursday that he had hired Virginia attorney Richard Cullen.”




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