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Kushner lawyer Gorelick won't handle Russian Federation matters

Donald Trump Jr. gives a thumbs up beside his father Donald Trump after presidential debate in Hempstead New York Kushner lawyer Gorelick won't handle Russian Federation matters
Theresa Hayes | 18 July, 2017, 04:00

According to, White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre had no answer, however, when she was asked about whether President Donald Trump will take advantage of the week's theme to pressure his daughter to start manufacturing her clothing line in the USA and stop relying on cheaper overseas manufacturers.

The announcement came as public attention has continued to fall largely on questions about potential connections between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign as well as debate over a GOP bill that would significantly reshape the nation's health care system. The president set to highlight products and companies made right here in the United States of America, but is the president leading by example on this?

According to Bloomberg, Cobb "will be the central in-house figure" on matters relating to the Russian Federation probe, and will work closely with Trump lawyers Marc Kasowitz and John Dowd, a former US attorney who retired from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in 2015.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that while President Donald Trump is looking to create an environment to make more products domestically through tax and regulatory reform, he conceded that "Made in America" may not be achievable for all industries. Companies from all 50 states have been invited to the White House to show off their American-made products and Trump is expected to encourage more companies to manufacture their products state-side, Bloomberg reports.

Administration officials want someone to enforce discipline in the White House regarding Russian Federation matters - and that includes the president, who frequently vents his frustrations about the investigations on Twitter, two people familiar with the plan said on Friday.

But the main issue, a person close to Trump said, was proximity. The hiring was first reported by Bloomberg News and confirmed by a person with direct knowledge of the move. They said, we'll get back to you.

The White House continues to deny that the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow during the presidential election, a facet of multiple investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

The White House announced Cobb's hiring on Saturday (July 15) to serve as special counsel, without providing additional information on his role.

A Secret Service officer mans his post on the roof of the White House is seen on October 29, 2008 in Washington, DC.