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Trump to hire new lawyer in response to Russia probes

Trump to hire new lawyer in response to Russia probes
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President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE will hire Washington lawyer Ty Cobb to manage the White House's responses on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Cobb will oversee legal and media responses from the White House on the investigation. A number of White House officials have weighed in on the issue, including Trump. 

Trump had been rumored to be interested in hiring Cobb since earlier this month.

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The lawyer will be the top authority in the White House on matters pertaining to the investigation, according to a Bloomberg report, and will work with Trump's outside legal team, led by Marc Kasowitz. 

White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said, "We have no announcement at this time." 

Trump previously faced allegations of obstruction of justice for his handling of the investigation and for his firing of FBI Director James Comey amidst a federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. 

Revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer in an attempt to gather opposition research on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE emphasized the need for the Trump administration to address the collusion allegations.