Ivanka Trump is the latest Trump to enlist a criminal defense lawyer for the Russia investigation. According to the National Law Journal, Abbe Lowell will defend both Ivanka and Jared Kushner.
Lowell works for the Washington D.C. firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. Ivanka hired Lowell to provide legal and ethical advice concerning the Russia investigation.
Ivanka had not yet been implicated in the Russia scandal, which makes this move look suspicious. Could it mean big news about Ivanka is about to break? The Trumps paid Don Jr.’s lawyers $50,000 shortly before news broke about Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Earlier this week, Jared Kushner testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session. He later appeared to make a statement saying he did not collude with Russia.
The power couple previously retained the services of attorney Jamie Gorelick to handle their potential conflicts of interest.
The infamous Bernie Madoff defense lawyer, Ira Sorkin, agreed with Ivanka’s decision:
“You have to be ready to go just in case Mr. Mueller says he needs something. My own feeling is that every individual working in the administration is going to have to get their own lawyer. It’s just the right [thing] to do.”
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