Trump Hires Fourth Lawyer for Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump has hired another lawyer in the wake of the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian election meddling, The Hill reports.

Washington legal veteran John Dowd will join Marc Kasowitz, Michael Bowe and Jay Sekulow in representing the President in the investigation, a spokesman for the team said Friday, according to Reuters.

Dowd has represented a number of high-profile clients in the past, including Senator John McCain on congressional ethics charges in a banking scandal in the 1980s and 1990s. McCain was eventually cleared in the matter.

News of the Trump’s latest legal hire comes after the president revealed Friday on Twitter he was under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey.

Trump is not the only person in his administration who has hired outside counsel in recent days. Vice President Pence’s staff announced Thursday he hired Virginia attorney Richard Cullen to represent him in the investigation.

Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen also reportedly hired D.C. attorney Stephen Ryan to handle inquiries related to the investigations into Russian meddling in the election. News of the hire comes two weeks after Cohen was subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee as part of the committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Cohen told CNN earlier this week that he is “committed to complying with the subpoena.” He has also agreed to testify before the committee September 5.He declined to say whether he is fielding additional investigative inquiries, directing all questions on the matter to his attorney.

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