Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement officer in the country, has just hired a personal lawyer.
Sessions now joins a long list of officials in the Trump administration to hire personal counsel over the Russia scandal that Donald Trump continues to call a “hoax”, a “witch hunt” and “fake news.”
To the casual observer, it seems strange that the president would himself hire multiple lawyers to privately represent him if there is no “there” there.
While this trend of “lawyering up” is sure to continue as the Mueller investigation into all things Trump-Russia heats up in the days ahead, here is a list of Trump officials that have made the decision to hire there own mouthpieces:
- Vice President Mike Pence
- Advisor Michael Flynn
- Campaign manager Paul Manafort
- Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen
- Advisor Roger Stone
- Advisor Carter Page
- Advisor Michael Caputo
- Son-in-law Jared Kushner
- Daughter Ivanka Trump
It was only last month, while speaking in the East Room, Trump once again flatly denied any connection with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.
“The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” Trump said. “There’s no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign — but I can only speak for myself — and the Russians — zero.”
Note the qualifier!
As more Trump administration officials realize it is in their best interest to hire a personal lawyer to represent them in the deepening and broadening investigation, they can take comfort in the fact that one of the best criminal lawyers in the country is still available for hire … Saul Goodman.
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