White House lawyer representing President Trump in the Russia investigation to retire at end of May.
President Trump’s in-house lawyer representing him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is set to leave this month — and will be replaced by an attorney who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment fight, Fox News has learned.
Cobb, who sports a trademark mustache, served as the president’s internal legal counsel and acted as a liaison between the White House and Mueller’s office. White House Counsel Don McGahn advises Trump internally on separate matters.
Cobb will now be replaced by Emmet Flood, who served as counsel for Clinton during impeachment proceedings in 1996. Flood also was the lead lawyer at the White House Counsel’s Office during former President George W. Bush’s second term.
“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,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday.