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

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

Flood now works with law firm Williams & Connolly, and represented Bill Clinton during the Democrat's impeachment proceedings in 1998 amid the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE on Sunday insisted he is "VERY happy" with the legal team defending him against allegations his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

According to The New York Times, Trump met last week with veteran attorney Emmet T. Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial in 1998.

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 has told friends that he expects to leave the White House relatively soon, according to The Times.

Cobb and Flood each declined to comment when reached Saturday. He also served in the White House Counsel's Office under president George W. Bush and has represented former vice president Dick Cheney.

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The outreach to Flood is a sign that the White House has recognized the investigation is probably going to continue for some time.

Trump's personal lawyers have been handling negotiations with Mueller's team over the terms of a possible interview with the President.

Mr. Flood had been on the wish list of some of the president's advisers to join his legal team past year, and he is the only person the White House has been in contact with about such a role. They are doing a great job and.have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing. Instead, he attacked Haberman, who has interviewed him multiple times, as "a Hillary flunky" who "knows nothing about me and is not given access". But Trump also appears eager to shake up his legal team, alternating between praising Cobb's cooperative strategy and agitating for a more confrontational approach.

The Times reported that Trump is considering adding the lawyer that helped Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? 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.