With Ty Cobb's departure, Trump's legal shuffle continues

With Ty Cobb's departure, Trump's legal shuffle continues

May 02, 2018, 6:41 PM

With White House lawyer Ty Cobb announcing he plans to retire at the end of the month, so begins another round of shakeups.

Cobb was part of the round two team – that took over in the summer of 2017 when the president and his closest advisors realized a need to add some lawyers with inside Washington knowledge to the team. Outside the White House, Jay Sekulow and John Dowd were put in charge of handling the president’s personal legal matters related to the Russia probe.Dowd abruptly resigned earlier this year, and Cobb plans to depart at the end of the month.

“I’ve been working with the personnel people on a retirement date and we settled on the end of this month,” Cobb told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl during an interview on Wednesday.

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