At the earliest, months into Donald Trump's presidency, the public has been able to see just how far he will go to have his way despite opinion, facts or even despite what federal authorities demand. Such was the case when after it was reported that Robert Mueller had been named as special prosecutor to take over the investigation on the Trump administration where Blasting News reported that the administration was preparing to do battle with Mueller. Recent analysis by Politico provides more details in an article titled: " White House lawyers face a Clinton-era legal trap in Russia probe," into what role President Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz will play.

Trump protects himself with personal lawyer

Over the past week, more reports on the development of Mueller's investigation revealed that it had expanded into a criminal probe that focused on Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and perhaps even the Department of Justice attorney generals Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions. As detailed in another report by Blasting News, White House staff have been on edge over the investigation. But with Kasowitz involved -- at least for the President -- the White House is looking to prevent Mueller from getting at documented conversations about the Russia investigation that might point to how the administration should handle it.

Many of the reports over what triggered the Department of Justice to name Robert Mueller, includes the claims that President Trump has tried to obstruct the initial FBI investigation over members of his transition team.

Jane Sherburne, who is a veteran of the legal fights that happened at the White House during the Clinton administration, told Politico that rather than have the White House handle documents over those conversations, Kasowitz would contain and therefore manage them and Mueller would have to go to him.

Trump feels vindicated before hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by the President for not ending his investigation on Trump's campaign aides, was scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning. In this hearing, Comey would provide more details on conversations he had with the President which show that he tried to talk Comey into ending his investigation. On Wednesday, the committee released the former FBI Director's opening statement which described a dinner with the President, Trump's request for loyalty and the fact that the President had engaged with Comey up to nine times.

In the reporting of the statement, it was reported that this was six times more than he's engaged with former President Obama during his entire presidency.

Kasowitz released a statement on behalf of the President saying that Comey's opening statement confirmed what the President had been asking Comey thus far that he was not under investigation. Other statements from White House officials have stuck to this view that President Trump feels vindicated. Kasowitz is leading a group of White House lawyers to absorb Mueller's investigation and those from Congress.