There’s another member of President Trump’s team that has lawyered up. Attorney General Jeff Session has acquired an attorney for any inquiries that he might be facing. Charles Cooper confirmed on Tuesday that he is representing Sessions. It is unclear exactly what issues he might be representing Sessions with; Cooper declined any comments citing “confidential client matters.” Most believe it will be relating to the ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Attorney Charles Cooper is a longtime advocate for conservative causes. He previously worked to defend California’s gay marriage ban, which has now been overturned. He also counseled Sessions as he was preparing for his attorney general confirmation hearings. Cooper was seen attending the congressional hearing last week where the attorney general gave testimony. In that testimony, Sessions claimed that any suggestion he colluded with Russian officials while he was advising the Trump campaign is “an appalling and detestable lie.”
The president’s legal team has suggested that White House officials do not need to hire their own personal lawyers, but Vice President Mike Pence just secured his own attorney, and now Jeff Sessions has followed suit. This could be due to these leaders being overly cautious, or it could be a sign that there is a real need for representation.
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