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Trump lawyer Ty Cobb bows out as Russian Federation probe picks up

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb bows out as Russian Federation probe picks up

White House officials said Wednesday that the latest member of Mr. Trump's legal team would be Emmet Flood, a Bush-era White House lawyer best known for his role representing then-President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings in the late 1990s.

"For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff (John) Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

The recruitment of Emmet Flood, who represented president Bill Clinton when he was impeached by the House of Representatives and tried by the Senate in 1998-99, signalled that the White House is going on the offensive as it girds for a tough battle over presidential powers and possibly obstruction allegations with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who leads the Russian Federation probe.

The Wall Street Journal said that Mr. Trump chose to remove Mr. Cobb as the White House attorney because he was adopting a cooperative approach with the Special Counsel, Robert Muller, who is investigating into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

Separately, Giuliani told Bloomberg News that the legal team "would be inclined" to allow the interview, but said if Mueller already believed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's version of events, then it would be leading Trump "into the lion's den".

"This signals a new phase", said one senior Trump adviser who was granted anonymity to describe private conversations. "But the gloves may be coming off".

The President has lashed out against the Mueller probe in recent days and suggested that any questions he might face about obstruction of justice would be a trap.

Cobb was a strong advocate that the president should sit down with the special counsel, repeatedly advising cooperation as a way to get the probe wrapped up quickly.

"That's not a criticism of Ty, but it's just about how we're going to do this", he added.

"He's a patriot, a good man, served his country - did a good job with the FBI", Giuliani told Fox News' Sean Hannity.

In a statement to CBS, he said that he does not "mind being regarded as a peacemaker".

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"People will think this means we're going to war, but I would not read that into this", he added.

In a Tuesday tweet, Trump blasts what he calls a "rigged system".

The President is also escalating the political heat around the Mueller investigation, seeking to rile up supporters, who he has been priming for months as a firewall against any eventual impeachment fight. And on Wednesday, Trump issued a strong threat to "get involved" with the investigation.

The law firm of Williams & Connolly confirmed that Flood was leaving to join the White House staff.

But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would.

McGahn also views Flood as a top candidate to replace him should he decide to step down, the people added. And his White House is right behind him - branding the special counsel's probe a "witch hunt" in an official news release.

McGahn and Flood declined to comment. Now, the White House is anticipating a possible legal showdown over a presidential interview. You want to have your wartime consigliere.

One of the sources told CNN on Wednesday that Flood was not willing to work with Trump's original lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. "So, he fired him and he said, 'I'm free of this guy'". And now that he's done precisely what the Times said he would by hiring an impeachment lawyer, he can hardly brush it all off as "fake news".

President Donald Trump's lawyer for the probe into alleged collusion between his election team and Russian Federation has left, in the case's latest legal shake-up. "It'd be, max, two to three hours around a narrow set of questions".

Trump has since appeared increasingly frustrated with the investigation.

Among the materials they sought were communications between the two men about efforts to tamp down negative publicity about Trump during the campaign and details about a payment Cohen made to an adult-film star who alleged she had a sexual relationship with Trump years earlier.


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