On May 2, 2018, US president Donald Trump appointed a Washington lawyer who will be responsible to oversee Bill Clinton during his impeachment. President’s lawyers Ty Cobb bows out as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe is stepping down at the end of the month.
The source’s information stated that Trump’s lawyer would be replaced by veteran Washington lawyer Emmet Flood, however, his hiring has not been confirmed yet. Ty Cobb who persuaded Mr. Trump to cooperate with the special counsel for the first year of its investigation.
Ty Cobb’s departure is the latest in a series from the president’s legal team. Mr. Flood’s profile is well suited for such position. During the Clinton Administration, he engaged with Congress and an independent counsel. Flood helped off congressional investigations into the firing of federal prosecutors. Apart from this, in private sector, he represented former Vice President Dick Cheney.
White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said, “Emmet Flood will be joining the White House staff to represent the president and the administration against the Russia witch hunt.” Further, Sarah added, “For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month.”
Mr. Emmet Flood is expected to take a more adversarial approach than Mr. Cobb, also he has credited that cooperation with preventing a protracted fight that would have hobbled the administration.
US president’s decision to appoint Mr. Flood has been in the works for several months. Mr. Flood is coming from the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly. The firm specializes in trial work, mostly in high-profile cases.
Chairman at Williams & Connolly, Dane Butswinkas said, “We are disappointed to lose him to the White House, but we fully appreciate Emmet’s strong commitment to public service.” Further, Dane Butswinkas added, “The White House will be fortunate to have his experienced counsel.”