Don Jr's wife hires criminal defense lawyer for divorce case as Mueller probe heats up
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent her in divorce proceedings.

According to paperwork filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, she has hired White Plains-based lawyer David Feureisen after the couple filed for divorce, reported the New York Post.

The move came the same day news reports revealed special counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed business records related to Russia dealings from Trump Organization, which Trump Jr. is overseeing while his father serves as president of the United States.

"Feureisen is best known for securing the release of a New York man named Anthony DiSimone from federal prison in 2007 after a judge overturned a murder conviction related to a bar fight in 1994," the Post reported.

A Manhattan family law expert told the newspaper that Vanessa Trump's choice of attorneys was "curious" if the couple's split was amicable, as they claimed in a joint statement.

“If it’s an amicable situation you wouldn’t be highlighting the criminal aspect,” said legal expert Bonnie Rabin.