President Trump Shakes Up Legal Team, But Not Strategy


President Trump shook up his legal team over the weekend, bringing in Ty Cobb as “special counsel” at the White House to oversee the internal and external responses to the expanding Russia investigation. But that hasn’t stopped Trump from continuing to tweet about the probe—or for his son, son-in-law, and their legal teams from keeping the most visible representation of the stakes in the news by failing to fully disclose the participants in the their June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Now that meeting is known to have included a Russian-American who has been accused of working for Russian intelligence, among others. The drip-drip-drip approach is becoming paralyzing for the Trump Administration. Meanwhile, Trump has gone from arguing that there was no collusion to explaining that not exploring a partnership with the Russian government would have been political malpractice.

The Senate health care bill is being delayed after Sen. John McCain underwent surgery this weekend, depriving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of the votes to proceed to debate on the legislation. But even without McCain’s illness, it was far from certain that McConnell had the votes to move forward—and the delay could only prove more problematic for the bill, which …read more

Source:: Time – Politics

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