Sessions Hires Outside Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Probes

"I do represent the Attorney General, but, as with all clients, do not comment on confidential client matters", Cooper wrote in an email to The Washington Post.

The attorney general has retained the services of Washington lawyer Charles Cooper, a longtime friend, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cooper declined to say whether his work for Sessions is connected to the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and multiple congressional probes into Russian political interference.

Still, former FBI Director James Comey (who was abruptly fired following a letter from Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) suggested in his own testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee that, any involvement from Sessions in Russian investigations would be "problematic".

Celtic's Sinclair is eyeing another invincible season
Rodgers' team showed glimpses of style during their Champions League run last term, but still ended up bottom of their section. But he stressed the number one target right for the Parkhead men right now was to ensure they did not suffer an early exit.

Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman, described Cooper as "the attorney general's longtime friend and counsel".

Cooper was also under consideration to serve as the Justice Department's solicitor general.

The decision to retain private counsel isn't all that shocking as numerous big names in the White House have done the same in recent months.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has brought on board a private lawyer to represent him amid the Russian Federation investigations.

Ronaldo continues incredible scoring streak for Portugal
The first half had been all Portugal and had they been a little more clinical, they would have had a fairly comfortable lead. A horribly played first half on Wednesday could have been enough to doom Mexico's chances at the Confederation Cup .

Also this week, Trump's personal attorney hired a personal attorney for himself. Comey's remarks sparked speculation that Sessions' contact with Russian officials may have gone further than was initially reported.

Sessions recused himself from any investigation into the presidential campaign in March after revelations he met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador but didn't disclose the meetings during his confirmation hearings.

In May, Sessions acknowledged that he did not reveal his meetings a year ago with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance.

Bradford College and university recognised in new 'framework' to help students
We want applicants to have all the information they need to take the right choice for them but there is more work to be done here. These figures exclude institutions that received a provisional award because there was not enough data for a full assessment.

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