Trump hires Bill Clinton impeachment lawyer

03 May, 2018, 20:37 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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"What I would say is if Emmet Flood can't do this, it can't be done".

Stephen Colbert is mocking President Donald Trump over a change to his legal team this week.

Citing national security concerns, Giuliani suggested that having Mueller interview Trump for his ongoing Russian Federation investigation before the summit could have a negative impact and derail the progress in North Korea relations.

"I think it's very hard to see who if anybody benefits from the leak of that other than people who have been trying to sabotage the possibility of an interview", Cobb added. He represented Bill Clinton when he was impeached by the House of Representatives but avoided conviction in a Senate trial for lying in the so-called Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Flood's law firm, Williams & Connolly, said on Wednesday that it was sad to see him go.

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. "I wish everybody well moving forward".

White House lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring at the end of the month.

"You had the discovery phase and now you're entering the litigation phase", said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations.

President Donald Trump's lawyer for the probe into alleged collusion between his election team and Russian Federation has left, in the case's latest legal shake-up. Experts have suggested that Trump's legal team may have been behind that leak.

Cobb took the lead of the White House team after the previous lead lawyer, John Dowd, quit in March, convinced that Trump was not following his advice.

Critical decisions lie ahead.

Besides Giuliani, former federal prosecutors Martin Raskin and Jane Serene Raskin also just joined Trump's outside legal team, which has recently been led by lawyer Jay Sekulow.

Trump on Twitter Wednesday promoted a comment from attorney Joseph diGenova describing the questions as an "intrusion" into the president's constitutional powers and saying it would be "outrageous" to ask the president what he was thinking when firing members of the executive branch. But after the raid on Cohen's office, Trump's enthusiasm in directly talking to Mueller waned.

Read the full transcript of the two-part interview below, beginning with the portion after Cobb confirmed he would be leaving the Trump legal team.