President Trump eyes Clinton impeachment lawyer for Russian Federation probe
President Trump eyes Clinton impeachment lawyer for Russian Federation probe
Trump Talks With Clinton Impeachment Lawyer About Aiding in Mueller Response
11 March, 2018, 19:24
President Donald Trump met with a lawyer who represented then-President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process and is talking with him about a role at the White House, The New York Times reported Saturday. Sources were described as "four people familiar with the matter", who said Flood met with the president this past week in the Oval office.
Trump now has White House lawyer Ty Cobb in charge of the inquiry, after his longtime personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz stepped aside last summer. As recently as this week, Mueller learned that on at least two occasions Trump asked key witnesses about their conversations with investigators.
White House lawyer Ty Cobb, as well as John Dowd and Jay Sekulow of Trump's personal legal team, round out the team of attorneys assigned to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Though a Republican, Flood represented President Bill Clinton during his 1998 impeachment proceedings, the Post reported.
Flood had been on the wish list of some of the president's advisers to join his legal team previous year, and he is the only person the White House has been in contact with about such a role. 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.
White House officials did not immediately answer a request for comment when the Times reached out.
But there have been signs in recent months that Mr. Trump may be looking to shake up his legal team and change his approach to Mr. Mueller's investigation. He also previously worked in the White House counsel's office under George W. Bush and represented Vice President Dick Cheney.
It was not clear how seriously Flood is considering joining Trump's legal team. She also noted in another tweet that other media outlets had confirmed the report.
Trump claimed the report's author, Maggie Haberman, knows "nothing" about him.
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".
Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.
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