Reports: Kushner Adds Defense Lawyer To His Team For Federal Russia Probe

File - In this Monday, June 19, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at a White House meeting in Washington. President Donald Trump's son in law and chief Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner, i... File - In this Monday, June 19, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at a White House meeting in Washington. President Donald Trump's son in law and chief Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to Jerusalem for his first working visit in hopes of laying the ground work for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. T(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) MORE LESS
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Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has added a prominent criminal defense lawyer to the legal team representing him amid the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to reports late Monday by Politico and NBC News.

Kushner has retained Abbe Lowell, a powerhouse trial lawyer who has represented high-profile political figures including John Edwards and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in addition to his personal attorney Jamie Gorelick, according to Politico.

In a statement to Politico, Gorelick said Kushner “engaged Abbe Lowell to advise him and then decided to add Mr. Lowell to the team representing him in the various inquiries into the Russia matter.”

The New York Times reported earlier in June that people close to Kushner contacted Lowell about the possibility of retaining him as part of a potential shake-up to Kushner’s legal team.

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  1. This news is just devastating…

    but not to me. :smile:

  2. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    Hmm…I don’t recall things going all that well for John Edwards or Jack Abramoff.

    May young princeling Jared have the same level of success.

  3. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    Not to worry folks.

    I’m sure Jared can still achieve the same level of success on Mid-east peace from a jail cell.

  4. So much winning.

  5. Avatar for pumor pumor says:

    This administration really is creating jobs. For the legal community. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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