Former Obama aide: None of us needed lawyers
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A White House Cabinet secretary under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' Texas warehouse where migrants housed in 'cages' closed for humane renovation North Carolina — still purple but up for grabs MORE took an implicit swipe at Trump administration officials on Friday, saying he didn't know of anyone in the Obama White House that needed to hire a lawyer.

"I served 4 years in the Obama White House. I never hired a lawyer, and I don't know anyone who did," Chris Lu, who also served as a deputy secretary of Labor under Obama, wrote on Twitter. "Just thought I'd point that out."


President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE and some senior officials in his administration have hired outside attorneys to help them navigate the shaky legal ground surrounding the special counsel and congressional probes into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

In May, Trump hired attorney Marc Kasowitz to head the team of outside lawyers helping him with the Russia probes. Also on that team is Jay Sekulow, an attorney well-known for his work defending Christian conservative causes who has defended Trump on television.

More recently, Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. hired a lawyer to represent him after it was revealed that he met last year with a Russian attorney who was presented as having damaging information about his father's Democratic opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world MORE.