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 As of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr.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.