The attorney defending Jared Kushner in the Russia investigations is leaving her position, according to a report Friday.
The National Law Journal reported Jamie Gorelick is turning over her responsibilities in defending Kushner on issues related to various Russia probes to Abbe Lowell a criminal-defense attorney who has represented former Sen. John Edwards and ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Gorelick, a prominent D.C. lawyer who served as deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, will continue to represent Kushner for work related to omissions he made on ethics and security-clearance forms.
The change in representation for Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is part of a larger shake-up of the legal force representing various people in the White House. The effort is challenged by the revelation this week that Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, met with a Russian attorney promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Kushner and Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, also attended the June 2016 meeting.
Also Friday, media reports said that attorney Ty Cobb will now be in charge of overseeing the Trump administration's legal and media response into various investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the president's campaign.
Cobb will also be in charge of answering questions from congressional panels investigating Russia and special counsel Robert Mueller, and will work closely with Trump's outside legal team led by Marc Kasowitz.