Kushner adds Lowell to legal team
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.