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Trump hires another lawyer to help him weather the Russia investigation

President Trump has added another attorney, Ty Cobb, to his legal team to help manage his response to ongoing federal investigations into allegations of collusion between ranking members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government to manipulate the 2016 election. Cobb is a veteran lawyer and former federal prosecutor. His hiring was first reported Friday by Bloomberg News, citing two unnamed White House sources, and confirmed by the White House Saturday:

Cobb will "seek to play the role of crisis manager and disciplinarian," The Washington Post reports, guiding an administration struggling to handle a steady stream of new revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton.