Trump Looking To Add Clinton Impeachment Lawyer To Russia Probe Legal Team
Mar 12 2018
A number of sources confirmed that an interview had taken place in the Oval Office, during which the two discussed the possibility of Flood joining Trump's team to help deal with Mueller's inquiry.
Two of The Times' sources for the story said the discussions with Flood are not an indication that there are new concerns about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
This is not the first time that the president's advisers have considered a job for Mr. Flood, who worked in the White House counsel's office under George W. Bush and represented Vice President Dick Cheney.
In response to the report, Trump tweeted Sunday that he wasn't adding another lawyer to "help out" and accused the Times of intentionally writing a "false story". "Wrong. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow".
President Donald Trumpreportedly met last week with Emmet Flood, a lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Cobb has also reportedly told friends he does not expect to remain in his job much longer, and some advisers have suggested Trump invite his longtime NY lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to take the lead again. They are doing a great job and.have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing.
On Sunday morning, Trump responded to the report, which described signs the President might be considering a possible shakeup on his legal team, by saying he is not unhappy with the team and taking a dig at Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who has interviewed Trump several times, including a lengthy discussion in the Oval Office a year ago. Neither the White House nor Flood responded to requests for comment. He previously served in the White House Counsel's office under President George W. Bush and represented Vice President Dick Cheney in a civil suit brought by former Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame.
Trump claimed the report's author, Maggie Haberman, knows "nothing" about him. Marc Kasowitz, a NY litigator with a combative reputation who had represented Trump in business disputes, was replaced as head of Trump's personal legal team by John M. Dowd, who had deeper Washington experience. He had been on the legal team "wish list" of some presidential adviser since previous year, the Times reported.