Trump lawyers leak White House intrigue as reporter overhears lunchtime 'spy' exchange

Former Hogan Lovells and Akin Gump partners on Trump's legal team slip up with steakhouse indiscretion

You can’t throw a fork in Washington DC without hitting a lawyer at lunchtime. Every power-luncher in DC knows this, including – unfortunately for Ty Cobb and John Dowd, two senior members of US President Donald Trump’s legal team – reporters for The New York Times.

That’s why the Washington DC legal industry reaction to Sunday’s eavesdropped scoop about the president’s legal team ranged from tsk-tsking to disbelief.

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