Trump hires Bill Clinton impeachment lawyer

A White House lawyer is the latest to leave the Trump administration

The administration said on Wednesday that White House lawyer Ty Cobb is stepping down. He has repeatedly urged cooperation with the investigation in hopes of bringing it to a quick end, and he has viewed his role as largely finished now that interviews with current and former White House officials have been completed.

Cobb had tried for weeks to counsel the president against threatening the Mueller investigation, the source said, adding that the lawyer made it clear on multiple occasions with the president and other members of the legal team that he "can't go down that path".

Cobb is the latest in a string of shakeups that have afflicted the Trump legal team since the phony Russia-Trump collusion investigation began with Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel.

The door to the offices of Donald Trump's legal team swung open once again and Ty Cobb flew out and Emmet Flood - a veteran of the Bill Clinton impeachment wars - stepped in.

The president's legal team has not committed to an interview with Mueller, who has dozens of questions on a broad array of topics he'd like to ask Trump.

"One of the things I think Bob feels as if he has got to do when we get to the end of this dark cloud hanging over us, no matter which way it goes, he needs to be able to say, 'I have been exhaustive, ' " Hayden said. McGahn has been reluctant to set an exit date, even as he has acknowledged to friends that he could leave the White House at some point later this year.

In the same case, Stevens also said that presidents have given testimony and produced documents often enough that "such interactions. can scarcely be thought a novelty".

Trump lashed out against the investigation in a familiar fashion Wednesday, saying on Twitter: "There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap)".

Flood, a former law clerk to the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, has defended former Vice President Dick Cheney in a lawsuit brought by former Central Intelligence Agency official Valerie Plame and represented President George W. Bush in executive-privilege disputes with Congress - suggesting he is well-versed in the powers of the presidency and may invoke those authorities as the Mueller investigation moves forward.

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A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment.

Neither side wants a subpoena fight over an interview. The president's legal team knows that would extend the investigation for months and make the president look afraid.

In private conversations, Trump has occasionally invoked his late attorney Roy Cohn, a hard-charging figure who taught him to punch back at enemies. Mueller's willingness to obtain a subpoena could also be a bargaining chip as he tries to get the President to voluntarily sit down with him.

"How can we take three, four hours, three, four days out of that schedule?"

"Some people have talked about a possible 12-hour interview", he said, adding: "That's not going to happen - I'll tell you that".

McGahn had disagreements with Ty Cobb, a departing lawyer on Trump's legal team, about how to manage legal concerns.

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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