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Lawyer from Great Bend hired to handle Russian Federation matters for President Trump

Lawyer from Great Bend hired to handle Russian Federation matters for President Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (July 15) announced the appointment of a former federal prosecutor as special counsel, with US media reporting that he would manage issues linked to the Russian Federation probe.

The White House said Cobb will work inside the White House to help the President as "special counsel".

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

He is expected to oversee the legal and media response to the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election and alleged collusion by the Trump campaign, a White House official told CNN on Friday.

He earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and attended Harvard University as an undergraduate.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump", Goldstone, who represents the son of an Azerbaijani-Russian businessman close to Russian government, wrote in the email to Trump Jr. The younger Trump posted the emails on Twitter as the New York Times was about to report them.