WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is making America great again — for criminal defense attorneys.
The president and other top officials in his government have hired an army of lawyers since Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate if Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia in last year’s election. The list includes attorneys who specialize in criminal defense and white collar crime, as well as individuals who have experience defending public officials.
Donald Trump Jr. on Monday became the newest member of Trump’s family to keep an attorney after The New York Times reported his previously undisclosed June 2016 interviewwith a Kremlin-linked lawyer a few weeks before his dad became the GOP nominee. The lawyer, Trump Jr. said, claimed she possessed damaging information about Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas, a criminal defense specialist who has been a top choice for mobsters.
Some of Trump’s attorneys have opted to lawyer up. Michael Cohen, who served for decades as the president’s personal lawyer, did thus before this season,later he was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee as a part of its Russia probe.
Take a Look at the Trump government’s growing legal staff below: