Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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

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

A person familiar with the overture said Emmet Flood, a partner at the firm Williams and Connelly, met last week in the Oval Office with Trump to discuss the offer.

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NY lawyer Marc Kasowitz was leading Trump's legal team at the time, a role veteran Washington lawyer John Dowd took over last summer. Mr. Trump's personal lawyers have been handling negotiations with Mr. Mueller over the terms of a presidential interview.

"I am VERY happy with my lawyers..." The only Collusion was that done by the DNC, the Democrats and Crooked Hillary.

No agreement has been reached but the overtures to Flood indicate that Trump feels the need to beef up his legal team amid the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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Flood's corporate profile outlines his experience in several high-profile legal fights, including the Clinton impeachment process and former Vice President Dick Cheney in a civil suit from former Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018.have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing.

Flood also spent two years in the White House Counsel's office, where he handled executive-privilege related disputes for President George W. Bush's administration to congressional investigations and other inquiries.

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

Neither the White House nor Flood returned a request for comment.

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Dowd told Reuters on Saturday that he had no knowledge of Flood possibly joining the White House legal team, and that Cobb was not leaving as far as he knew.

Read the full report at The New York Times.

If Flood joins the Trump team, then he would be changing his mind about representing Trump.

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.

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