Lost in Wednesday’s audio only press conference in which Sean Spicer offered his memorable defense of Covfefe, was a curious nugget about Russia.
During the briefing, Spicer announced that he would no longer be taking any further questions about the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. In fact, it looks like just about anything Russia related will now be directed to Marc E. Kasowitz. Kasowitz, a longtime Trump lawyer, was recently brought to the White House to serve as the lead attorney to defend the president in the Russia probe.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Kasowitz’s shop is not yet fully operational and is not responding to inquiries.
After returning from a his first foreign trip, which received mixed reviews, the president returned to a Russia investigation that only grew in his absence.
In addition to news that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was now a focus of the inquiry, another close Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, has also found himself increasingly ensnared in the FBI’s crosshairs. In addition, news broke last night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in more occasions than previously reported.
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