Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2018 5:13 PM CDT
President-elect Donald Trump calls out to media as he and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov....   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller," the former New York mayor tells the Washington Post, adding that he will soon take a leave of absence from his law firm. He will work on the team of legal advisers alongside Trump's current attorneys, Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb, and fellow new members Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, both former federal prosecutors. "Rudy is great," Trump said in a statement. "He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country." The news came out as multiple other Russia- and Trump-related developments were reported:

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