What you need to know about Donald Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz

What you need to know about Donald Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz

Kasowitz, a NY attorney who has represented Trump in legal matters before, is the senior partner in the Kasowitz Benson Torres law firm that hired Lieberman after he retired from the Senate in 2013.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing swirling questions about political pressure from Democrats, tapped former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Mueller to lead the special counsel into Russia's 2016 activities last week.

President Donald Trump is hiring Marc Kasowitz as his personal attorney in the federal investigation into his campaign ties with Russian Federation.

On Monday, former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee that he was "concerned" with contacts between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, adding that evidence gathered by the intelligence community was "worthy of investigation".

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Despite Trump's continuous dismissal of the claims that Russian Federation was involved in the election, the investigation continues to grow.

Why does Trump need his own attorney, rather than just relying on White House counsel Don McGahn?

Trump's legal team faces considerable challenges — not the least of which will be trying to rein in a hard client. Such conversations are not considered "privileged", unlike what Trump experienced as a corporate executive working with hired legal counsel. Trump insisted last week that there was "no collusion" between him and the Russians.

The former campaign lawyer is at the center of criticism of the White House's handling of the hiring and firing of Mike Flynn.

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.

"They must find a way to take this entire basket of matters concerning the investigation and assemble people to deal with it from a legal and communications standpoint", Quinn said. There is no set number of finalists that the President has pledged to interview personally.

Then he chose to give the rose to... or fire the rest of... or whatever Kafkaesque television catchphrase amounts to presidential leadership these days, anyway he selected Marc Kasowitz to take the blame for upcoming revelations in the Russian collusion investigation represent him.

Trump has denied colluding with America's Cold War foe, as have people close to him. Later that month, Kasowitz wrote a letter to Times demanding the retraction of an article about two women who claimed Trump had "touched them inappropriately". Last week the president said he is the target of a "witch hunt."

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