Meet the 5 Key Lawyers Advising President Trump on the Russia Scandal


Attorney Donald McGahn leaves the Four Seasons hotel in New York, June 9, 2016, after a GOP fundraiser.

With President Trump’s relationship with Russia in the news, so are the lawyers tasked with advising and defending him.

Trump’s legal team must navigate questions about campaign finance law, obstruction of justice and other thorny legal areas surrounding the president, especially since his son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was exposed last week.

Here are five Trump lawyers you should know.

Manuel Balce Ceneta—AP

Marc Kasowitz

Kasowitz is Trump’s personal attorney, and as of late May, he’s in charge of representing Trump over matters related to the investigations into his campaign’s ties to Russia. He has represented Trump for years, including in divorces, bankruptcy cases and the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced during the presidential campaign. He’s known for a fiery temper—in a recent email outburst published by ProPublica, Kasowitz told an unidentified person, “”F–k you… And you don’t know me, but I will know you. How dare you send me an email like that. I’m on you now. You are f–king with me now. Let’s see who you are. Watch your back b—h.”

Mary Altaffer—AP

Don McGahn

McGahn is the current White House Counsel, the top lawyer tasked with advising the president on legal issues about policies and …read more

Source:: Time – Politics

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