Legal Lasso: Private Attorney for Sessions

by Kaley LaQuea

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hired Washington lawyer Charles Cooper, but a spokesperson did not confirm if Cooper will act as Sessions’ defense lawyer in ongoing Russian investigations.

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