11 August 2017 at 12:05 BST

Miller & Chevalier replaces WilmerHale

Miller & Chevalier will now represent Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign manager, in the Russian investigation.

Sean Pavone

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is changing the legal team representing him in the special counsel's investigation. He has appointed Washington law firm Miller & Chevalier to replace WilmerHale. The former campaign manager for President Trump is a central figure in Robert Mueller's investigation over claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. In a statement announcing the news, spokesperson Jason Maloni said: 'Mr Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation. As of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr. Manafort.'  According to Politico, Kevin Downing, a former senior Justice Department official known for his work representing clients and firms facing financial investigations, will be working on the case for Miller & Chevalier.


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