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Ty Cobb: The White House counsel launched his career in Baltimore

Ty Cobb: The White House counsel launched his career in Baltimore

As challenging clients go, surely a president who won’t stop tweeting about an ongoing investigation would be right up there.

But if President Donald Trump’s free-tweeting ways are vexing his new White House special counsel, Ty Cobb isn’t letting on.

“It’s fun,” Cobb said. “It’s always fun to move to the high stakes table.”

With a handlebar mustache curled up at the ends and the cowboy boots that he favors, Cobb indeed looks more like a riverboat gambler than what he really is: a Washington power lawyer hired to manage the White House response to the multiple probes stemming from Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

It is a sprawling, minefield-strewn mission,...

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