Jared Kushner's lawyer in Trump-Russia probe to stop representing him

Donald Trump Jr. gives a thumbs up beside his father Donald Trump after presidential debate in Hempstead New York

Gorelick would instead focus on "wrapping up" her works on Kushner's ethics compliance. She was widely considered the frontrunner for Attorney General had Hillary Clinton prevailed in 2016.

Isikoff also reports that "well-known Washington criminal defense lawyer" Abbe Lowell will be taking over all responsibilities for Kushner's defense.

"As you may recall, and as we have stated, once Bob Mueller and three of our partners left the firm to form the Special Counsel's Office [at the Department of Justice], we advised Mr. Kushner to get independent legal advice whether to continue with us as counsel", Gorelick told the National Law Journal.

Gorelick, a Democrat who faced repeated criticism for working with Team Trump, said the switch came not because of the backlash but amid conflict-of-interest concerns because special Russian investigation Robert Mueller and three of his team members used to work at her firm Wilmer Hale.

"Gorelick was always in an awkward role as Kushner's counsel".

The National Law Journal previously reported Gorelick's move.

At that time, Kushner participated in meetings between Trump and foreign heads of state while continuing to run the Kushner Companies, a multibillion-dollar real estate developer in New York City and the New Jersey residential market.

Jared Kushner's Russian Federation investigation defense isn't resting.

The former Soviet counterintelligence officer - lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin - is suspected of having ongoing ties to Russian spy agencies. That meeting included Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, a translator, and British music publicist Rob Goldstone, in addition to the apparent presence of a Russian-American lobbyist and an eighth individual that CNN reported Friday was present in the discussion.

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