Trump Looking To Add Clinton Impeachment Lawyer To Russia Probe Legal Team


Flood, who declined to represent Trump last summer, would not replace Cobb if he took the job, according to the Times.

The New York Times on Sunday defended its story on President Donald Trump considering the hiring of an additional lawyer to assist with the Russian Federation probe, saying the report was confirmed by multiple people close to the president.

Respected Washington attorney Emmet Flood met with Trump in the Oval Office earlier in the week, according to The New York Times. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow.

President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times on Twitter Sunday, and said they "purposely wrote a false story". "They are doing a great job". 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.

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

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The apparent signal that Trump is preparing for the investigation to continue through the immediate future comes as Mueller's investigation has produced multiple indictments and as the President has seen the departure of key White House personnel. Haberman is a renowned White House correspondent who has interviewed Trump several times.

Although the president and his staff have expressed confidence in Cobb in the past, The Times reported that Cobb has recently clashed with one of Trump's other top lawyers, Don McGahn, and Trump is apparently looking to change up his staff. Now an attorney at the law firm Williams & Connolly, it was last Summer when he reportedly turned down a chance to work for the president. He served in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration.

A representative for the White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Flood's law firm, Williams and Connolly, represents Hillary Clinton, including in the email scandal, one possible reason that sources told Reuters previous year the firm turned down representing Trump as outside counsel. But Trump also appears eager to shake up his legal team, alternating between praising Cobb's cooperative strategy and agitating for a more confrontational approach.