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“WASHINGTON — President Trump has hired Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation and has decided to retire, the White House said on Wednesday.
In a phone interview, Mr. Cobb, who is 67, said he informed the president weeks ago that he wanted to retire. He said he planned to stay at the White House, likely through the end of the month, to help Mr. Flood transition into the new job.
“It has been an honor to serve the country in this capacity at the White House,” he said. “I wish everybody well moving forward.”
Mr. Flood is expected to take a more adversarial approach to the investigation than Mr. Cobb, who had pushed Mr. Trump to strike a cooperative tone. Mr. Flood initially spoke with the White House last summer about working for the president, but the talks ultimately fell apart because Mr. Flood did not want to deal with Mr. Trump’s longtime New York lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, who was overseeing the president’s dealings with the special counsel at the time.”*

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Trump's Titanic like administration is rapidly taking on more water and sinking fast with Trump saluting the sinking by striking a napoleon stance (saluting while sticking his other hand inside his shirt) going, "This is all Hillary's fault".

  2. I wonder which are the most fundamental issues surrounding this administration that causes people to exit:

    A) appearance of a total legal quagmire
    B) the perception of rampant corruption
    C) realizing that all persons in the room are going to jail
    D) simply not being paid in kind for the risk taken
    E) being paid to speak obvious lies (and then being asked about those lies by people who really know you).

    All of these are reasons to stop working at the White House that one can observe from simply watching TV. I can't imagine what it is like on the inside.

  3. Well now we know the real reason Ty Cobb quit Trump's legal team. Dun-dum Trump and Giuliani were concocting a plan to get Trump off the hook for illegal campaign money by his lawyer. Ty Cobb learned about the lies and bailed.

  4. Ty Cobb (baseball player) was more of a racist in his early years. As he got older, he made public statements in favor of black integration in baseball, once saying Willie Mays is the only baseball player he'd pay to see.

    I think it's worth judging people not entirely on their wrong opinions, but on their opinions as they grow older. Yes, he was probably a racist when he was younger, but it didn't seem he died a racist, and that's worth something.

  5. The difference between President Clinton and Donald is that most of crimes Clinton's enemies accused him of were proved to be untrue, whereas the crimes Donald has been accused of seem like they are not just true, but they are also just the tip of the iceberg.

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