How Jay Sekulow Became Trump's Top Lawyer on the Mueller Investigation - 2018-03-28
When Jay Sekulow joined President Donald Trump's legal team for the Russia investigation last summer, he was largely expected to serve as the public face of the group. But after former lead attorney John Dowd resigned last week, and with other top lawyers reportedly reluctant to join the team, Sekulow is now the key player in one of the most high-stakes investigations in the world.
"I have maintained since the beginning of the representation that my interest is representing the client," Sekulow tells TIME. "And it may take different forms at different times, and we're just right now in a different phase."
Sekulow has an unusual background to be a key attorney for the president in a massive criminal probe. The chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) made his name in constitutional cases, not in white-collar crime. (Unlike Dowd, who had a wealth of expertise in white-collar criminal defense.)