Emmet Flood Replaces US President Lawyer Cobb

White House lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring at the end of this month

US President Donald Trump added a top impeachment attorney to his legal team Wednesday after the lead White House lawyer for the Russian Federation meddling investigation stepped down.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told the BBC that Mr Cobb has been discussing retirement for several weeks and he has done "a terrific job".

"Some time after the campaign is over, they set up a reimbursement, $35,000 a month, out of his personal family account", Giuliani, a new addition to Trump's legal team, told The New York Times In total, Trump reimbursed Cohen $460,000 or $470,000 for the Daniels payment, which Cohen made "on his own authority", and other "incidental expenses", Giuliani said, adding that he was "not clear that" Trump knew about the Daniels payment at the the time.

Dowd vehemently opposed Trump submitting to an interview, but the USA president at the time was reportedly inclined to talk to the special prosecutor, believing it would lead to a quicker end to the probe.

Flood represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process and also defended former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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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. Both internal and external advisers to Trump have said the risks are too great in his sitting down for an interview with Mueller or other investigators. He said the payment was meant to stop Daniels from falsely accusing Trump of having an affair.

Although Cobb does not personally represent the president, he has functioned as a critical point person for Mueller's document and interview requests, coordinated dealings with prosecutors and worked closely with Trump's personal lawyers.

Later on Fox News, Giuliani said that John Dowd, who quit as Trump's attorney in March, "had the right instincts about this, you're going to get him to testify over my dead body, because you're going to try to trap him".

President Donald Trump is slamming a leaked list of questions that the Justice Department's special counsel may want to ask him as part of the Russian Federation investigation. He was a clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But one of the president's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, says Mueller has not been objective and does not have the power to subpoena.

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