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Trump pushes back on report he's 'unhappy' with legal team

13 March 2018

President Donald Trump summoned a former impeachment defense attorney for an Oval Office meeting last week, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Former FBI director Robert Mueller is leading an investigation into Russia's multifaceted efforts to interfere with the 2016 elections and disrupt USA democratic institutions. He had been on the legal team "wish list" of some presidential adviser since a year ago, the Times reported. Neither the White House nor Flood responded to requests for comment. The only Collusion was that done by the DNC, the Democrats and Crooked Hillary.

The White House has reached out to a veteran Washington lawyer with experience assisting presidents to see if he would join the legal team helping President Trump deal with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to attack the New York Times over a report on potential changes to his legal team. "The writer of the story, Maggie Haberman, a Hillary flunky, knows nothing about me and is not given access".

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer who had been leading Trump's response to the inquiry, has been predicting that special counsel Robert Mueller III's probe is nearly over.

Cobb's primary task - producing documents for Mueller and arranging for White House aides to meet with prosecutors - is largely complete.

Cobb has said he has no imminent plans to leave but has always told the president he views the job as temporary and will stay until his work is done.

Cobb has been cooperating with Mueller in an effort for the White House to put the probe behind it. It is unclear how Flood's responsibilities might differ from Cobb's.

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. In August, soon after he took the job, Cobb told Reuters he would be more than embarrassed if the probe were still haunting the White House in 2018.

He turned down such an opportunity as recently as last summer, The Times reported.

"In private conversations, Mr. Trump has seesawed between expressing confidence in Mr. Cobb's claim that the inquiry will wrap up in relatively short order and that he will be exonerated, and sounding frustrated with his team's legal strategy", the report claimed.

Trump pushes back on report he's 'unhappy' with legal team