White House lawyer Ty Cobb is out and Donald Trump plans to replace him with Clinton impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood. That’s because nothing screams innocence like hiring someone with a track record of fixing impeachment-related issues.
More from the New York Times about Emmet Flood:
Mr. Flood was part of a team of lawyers who represented Mr. Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Though he did not have a high-profile role, Mr. Flood did attend the Senate’s deposition of Mr. Clinton’s lawyer and confidant, Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
He was also the lead lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office during George W. Bush’s second term in dealing with congressional investigations, including the examination of the Bush administration’s decision to dismiss seven United States attorneys. In private practice, Mr. Flood represented former Vice President Dick Cheney.
This latest personnel move comes as the Mueller investigation heats up with the latest court filing that shows Michael Flynn is still giving the special counsel’s team information. There are also reports that Mueller floated subpoenaing Trump if he won’t willingly meet answer their questions.
Reaction on Twitter to news Ty Cobb is out:
NEW YORK TIMES: Donald Trump is replacing White House Lawyer Ty Cobb with Emmet Flood who represented Bill Clinton during impeachment trial.
TRANSLATION: We’re moving into the phase where Trump’s finally beginning to realize the legal trouble he’s in.
TREASON HAS CONSEQUENCES.
— Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) May 2, 2018
Dear Emmet Flood
Welcome to Trump's legal team.
Quit now before it's too late
You're about to be lied to by your defendant.
That will make you do things that will destroy your reputation.
Look at Ty Cobb John Dowd
The smell will follow their names for generations of grandchildren pic.twitter.com/0bqFr7EFsb
— UNITE & FIGHT (@stopthenutjob) May 2, 2018