Breaking down President Trump’s legal team

The roster of lawyers involved in defending President Donald Trump and his team continues to grow.

While the names and resumes of many of the lawyers are publicly available, it’s unclear how they are being paid – whether by their clients directly or by associated groups. The means of payment for only one of the lawyers – Alan Futerfas, who is representing Donald Trump Jr. – has been disclosed in a Federal Election Commission filing.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the lawyers who have been hired.

Marc Kasowitz

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Marc Kasowitz, attorney for President Donald Trump, delivers remarks at the National Press Club, June 8, 2017 in Washington D.C..
  • Kasowitz is President Trump’s outside personal attorney dealing with Russia-related issues.
  • He was hired by Trump in May to handle possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign but he also worked with Trump toward the end of the presidential campaign, pushing back against sexual harassment accusations made in an October New York Times article.
  • Kasowitz was also tasked with keeping the record of Trump’s divorce from his first wife, Ivana, sealed after the Times and Gannett attempted to have it released.
  • His firm Kasowitz Benson Torres worked to restructure some of the loans involved with Trump casinos in the early 2000s.
  • Kasowitz read a statement after the Senate hearing for former-FBI Director James Comey in early June, in which he accused Comey of giving false testimony.
  • Propublica released a series of emails it reported was from a man who emailed Kasowitz telling him to resign. Kasowitz appears to have responded by threatening the man, telling him to “watch your back,” for which he apologized.
  • Jay Sekulow

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    Jay Sekulow speaks at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Oct. 23, 2015.
  • Part of Trump’s personal legal team.
  • Chief counsel for the conservative-leaning American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ).
  • Hosts a radio talk show.
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