Kush­ner adds Low­ell to le­gal team

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dan Boy­lan

Top White House ad­viser Jared Kush­ner, President Trump’s son-in-law, has added an­other big name to his le­gal team in the Rus­sia probe, hir­ing vet­eran Wash­ing­ton lawyer Abbe Low­ell.

Mr. Low­ell con­sid­ered one of Amer­ica’s lead­ing crim­i­nal de­fense lawyers, has taken on some of the cap­i­tal’s most no­table ethics cases, in­clud­ing those of for­mer vice pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee John Edwards and lob­by­ist Jack Abramoff.

He will rep­re­sent Mr. Kush­ner in the special coun­sel’s probe of Rus­sia’s ef­forts to in­flu­ence the U.S. elec­tion, a White House of­fi­cial con­firmed.

The chair of Chad­bourne & Parke LLP’s white-col­lar de­fense, reg­u­la­tory in­ves­ti­ga­tions and lit­i­ga­tion group, Mr. Low­ell also served as chief coun­sel to House Democrats in the Bill Clin­ton im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings.

Mr. Kush­ner will also re­tain his cur­rent lawyer Jamie Gore­lick, also a part­ner at WilmerHale who served in the Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion Jus­tice De­part­ment, a spokesman said.

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