Trump hires Bill Clinton impeachment lawyer

Trump hires Bill Clinton impeachment lawyer

Ty Cobb, the lawyer who has been representing the White House in the ongoing Russian probe, will retire at the end of May, a White House statement said Wednesday.

The Wall Street Journal said that Mr. Trump chose to remove Mr. Cobb as the White House attorney because he was adopting a cooperative approach with the Special Counsel, Robert Muller, who is investigating into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections.

On May 2, 2018, USA president Donald Trump appointed a Washington lawyer who will be responsible to oversee Bill Clinton during his impeachment.

White House Deputy Director of Political Affairs Scott Jennings consults with White House Special Councel Emmet Flood (L) and his attorney Mark Paoletta while testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing titled 'Preserving Prosecutorial Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S. Attorneys?' August 2, 2007 in Washington, DC. Washington lawyer John Dowd, who left Trump's outside legal team over a month ago, said on Tuesday that in March, Mueller had threatened to subpoena Trump's testimony if he did not talk to investigators.

The law firm of Williams & Connolly confirmed that Flood is departing. He has repeatedly urged cooperation with the investigation in hopes of bringing it to a quick end, and he has viewed his role as largely finished now that interviews with current and former White House officials have been completed.

While Flood could signal a more combative approach with Mueller, Trump's team remained open to the idea of an interview.

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Times reporters Matt Apuzzo and Michael Schmidt also raised the prospect that Flood's arrival in the administration could clear the way for the departure of White House counsel Don McGahn, who may no longer be simpatico with Trump.

Cobb told ABC having the president sit down for an interview with Mueller's team is "certainly not off the table".

But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would.

He insisted that he was "VERY happy" with his team of lawyers, which included Cobb, John Dowd, and Jay Sekulow. "I mean he didn't he didn't start the investigation".

Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the reports.

President Donald Trump is slamming a leaked list of questions that the Justice Department's special counsel may want to ask him as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

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