The White House said Cobb will work inside the White House to help the President as “special counsel”.
Cobb is a partner in the investigations practice of Hogan Lovells, a white collar D.C. law firm.
Some Trump allies are concerned that the president’s biggest legal liability isn’t the suspicion about his campaign’s possible collusion with the Russian government but rather obstruction of justice charges related to his response to the investigation, including his tweets and his decision to fire FBI director James Comey.
Kasowitz, Trump’s combative longtime personal lawyer, has aggravated his mercurial client by repeatedly demanding that the president curtail his Twitter habits, which Kasowitz – and most others in the White House – believe to be damaging to the president’s legal and political cause.
Cobb earned his law degree at Georgetown University after graduating from Harvard University.
Cobb will coordinate with Trump’s outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz, who is representing the president in connection to the Russian Federation probe, according to ABC News. Over the last week, the Trump family and former campaign staffers have been under mounting scrutiny in the wake of Donald Trump Jr.’s disclosure that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer and a Russian-American lobbyist who Trump Jr. was told would have incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. Others on the Russia-response team include lawyer Jay Sekulow, a frequent TV surrogate for Trump, and Mark Corallo, a public relations consultant.
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