A lawyer representing White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is stepping back from matters related to the ongoing Russia investigation although she will continue to serve the president’s son-in-law in other areas, The Daily Caller reports.
Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer at Wilmer Hale, is a Democratic supporter of Hillary Clinton and was a partner of former FBI director Bob Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the DOJ’s Russia investigation.
Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the outcome of last year’s election through cyberattacks.
The role of defending Kushner on matter related to the Russia investigation now falls on Abbe Lowell, who was the attorney of former Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards.
The departure comes as Kushner’s faces fresh scrutiny over a meeting with a Russian lawyer who apparently offered dirt on Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.
Kushner did not disclose the meeting when he initially filled out his security clearance form but has since amended it to reflect the event.