Jared Kushner hires Abbe Lowell for legal team

Jared Kushner hires Abbe Lowell for legal team

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has added Abbe Lowell to the team of attorneys representing him in the FBI’s investigation into potential ties between President Trump’s campaign staff and Russia. 

Jamie Gorelick, who represents Kushner, confirmed Monday that Lowell had been hired.

“When Bob Mueller left WilmerHale to‎ become Special Counsel and three of our colleagues joined him, we asked Mr. Kushner to get independent legal advice on whether to continue with us as his counsel,” Gorelick said in a statement.

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“He engaged Abbe Lowell to advise him and then decided to add Mr. Lowell to the team representing him in the various inquiries into the Russia matter." 

Politico first reported that Kushner had retained Lowell’s services.

Lowell previously represented the House Democrats during the impeachment process of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonImpeaching the president: At what cost, and by what method? The Evergreen State and the soul of the Democratic Party Biden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility MORE.

Lowell’s addition comes as Special Counselor Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Kushner’s finances as part of the Russia probe.