President Trump eyes Clinton impeachment lawyer for Russian Federation probe

Frederick Owens
March 12, 2018

Emmet Flood represented President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process and discussed a day-to-day role helping Trump navigate his investigations.

Mr. Cobb's primary task - producing documents for Mr. Mueller and arranging for White House aides to meet with prosecutors - is largely complete.

The move comes as the probe into Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential election appears to be gaining steam.

On Sunday morning, President Trump once again took to Twitter to lash out at the New York Times.

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer who had been leading Trump's response to the inquiry, has been predicting that special counsel Robert Mueller III's probe is nearly over.

As recently as the summer, Mr. Flood, who now works at the law firm Williams & Connolly, turned down an opportunity to represent Mr. Trump.

Cobb, however, has told friends that he views his position as temporary and does not expect to stay on the job much longer, the report said.

If an agreement was reached, the White House's current lawyer Ty Cobb (pictured) would not be replaced, The New York Times reports.

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Flood's law firm also represents Hillary Clinton, including in the email scandal, which could be a possible reason the firm turned down representing Trump as outside counsel, sources told Reuters.

In addition to defending Clinton at the most precarious moment of his political life, Flood has represented former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

It was not clear how seriously Flood is considering joining Trump's legal team.

Cobb and Flood each declined to comment when reached Saturday.

The outreach to Flood is a sign that the White House has recognized the investigation is probably going to continue for some time.

NY lawyer Marc Kasowitz was leading Trump's legal team at the time, a role veteran Washington lawyer John Dowd took over last summer. Instead, he attacked Haberman, who has interviewed him multiple times, as "a Hillary flunky" who "knows nothing about me and is not given access".

Trump then turned his focus directly on Haberman, making good on the promise of the ellipsis that concluded his (at this point nine-minute-old) tweet.

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