2 more Trump associates lawyer up as Mueller’s investigation escalates
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff and current White House counsel have hired a lawyer following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview them as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Reince Priebus, Trump’s former chief of staff, and Don McGahn, the White House counsel, have hired William Burck, a prominent white-collar criminal defense attorney from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Law360 reported this weekend.
On Friday, it emerged that Mueller is seeking to question Priebus and McGahn as his team examines whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor. In addition to the two men, Mueller also reportedly wants to speak to Hope Hicks, the interim communications director; Sean Spicer, the former press secretary; James Burnham, McGahn’s deputy; and Josh Raffel, a top aide who works with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
Each of the aides, The Washington Post reported, was witness to critical discussions that have drawn Mueller’s scrutiny. Those events include Trump’s bombshell decision to fire FBI director James Comey in May, the administration’s inaction after it was informed …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance