Trump expected to retain private attorney for Russia inquiry

Trump is interested in hiring a team of lawyers to guide him, according to anonymous sources who spoke with the Post.

Which outside lawyers will represent Trump...

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Kasowitz was among four prominent attorneys who were widely seen as the finalists for the role of Trump's private attorney.

Kasowitz has represented Trump on a "wide range of litigation matters for over 15 years", according to the biography posted on the website for his firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

Giuffra, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell in NY, is the coordinating counsel for Volkswagen, which has admitted to cheating on emissions tests in the United States. He later teamed up with his former Democratic adversary on the Bush v. Gore case, David Boies, to successfully overturn the 2008 California ballot measure outlawing same-sex marriage.

Weingarten is a high-profile D.C. defense attorney who represented former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Kasowitz and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Brennan said he became concerned past year that the Russian government was trying to influence members of the Trump campaign to act, perhaps unwittingly, on Moscow's behalf.

The outside counsel would be separate from the White House Counsel's Office, led by Donald McGahn. In past administrations, presidents such as Bill Clinton have named outside counsel to help them navigate thorny legal problems.

The expected move comes less than a week after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the USA presidential election.

Controversy has engulfed Trump since he fired FBI Director James Comey two weeks ago as Comey oversaw an investigation into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Following these reports, legal analysts and lawmakers in both parties began floating the possibility of presidential impeachment on obstruction of justice charges.

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