The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!

By Laurie Bennett

July 17, 2017 at 7:42am

Lawyers are descending on Donald Trump, his administration and his family, attracted to the White House and its troubles like stray cats to catnip.

Even the lawyers are hiring lawyers, and there’s no end in sight.

On Saturday, the administration announced that veteran Washington lawyer Ty Cobb (a relative of the famous ball player) was being brought in as special counsel. Although his duties weren’t specified by the administration, Bloomberg and other media reported that Cobb would handle the White House’s response to investigations into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump is also relying on attorneys Mark Kasowitz, Jay Alan Jay Alan Sekulow and Michael Cohen, who has hired attorney Stephen M. Ryan.

Sekulow caused a dustup Sunday when he questioned why the Secret Service would allow “nefarious” Russians to attend a meeting with the then-candidate’s son, son-in-law and campaign manager.

The Secret Service responded that Trump’s son, Donald Jr., was not under protection at the time.

Donald Trump Jr. has engaged Alan Futerfas, a New York City attorney who has defended members of the mob.

His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is represented by Abbe Lowell, who was minority counsel to House Democrats during the Clinton imipeachment. A second attorney, Jamie Gorelick, is stepping away from matters regarding Russia but is still handling ethical issues for Kushner.

Vice President Mike Pence also has a lawyer - Richard Cullen of McGuireWoods. Cullen, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has lengthy experience in representing white-collar defendants.

He is also a former associate of James Comey, whom Trump fired as FBI director in May. Cullen is godfather to one of Comey’s daughters.

The investigators have also expanded their circle. As we noted earlier this month, special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled an expert team.

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