Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer to represent President Trump

Casey Dawson
May 3, 2018

The meeting, set to take place in late May or early June, has been highly anticipated due to its historic significance and the diplomatic engagement that stands in contrast to the bellicose rhetoric exchanged between Kim and Trump previous year - Trump is set to become the first sitting USA president to meet with a North Korean leader, and secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited North Korea and met with Kim in April.

Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, as well as possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

Because four of the seven memos contained classified information, Giuliani insisted that Comey, whom he called a "disgraceful liar", should be prosecuted. He said he would not allow the interview to last longer than two and a half hours, which Giuliani noted was the length of time former President Bill Clinton was interviewed for the civil suit connected to his extramarital affairs. "I would have considered resigning if I ever did that".

A series of potential interview questions for Trump was leaked to The New York Times earlier this week.

Trump's multiple tweets tell the tale, calling the investigation a "Russian Witch Hunt" and Washington a "rigged system", yet promising his administration is "accomplishing the unthinkable and setting positive records while doing so!" He's entitled to that.

Given the highly sensitive political circumstances, many analysts believe that Mueller will go the extra mile to find an arrangement that accommodates the President and his lawyers. "I think cooperation was the path".

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. It's biased, and they're trying to use these questions and this interview is going to be a trap-fest for... 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.

Trump has been frustrated for months that his legal team has counseled him against his flamethrower approach to the Mueller probe.

A source familiar with Cobb's departure said Emmet Flood, who represented then-President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process in the late 1990s, is expected to join Trump's legal team at the White House.

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"I mean, it's become much more confrontational".

A source familiar with the developments told CNN that one reason Flood took the job was because he is likely to replace current White House counsel Donald McGahn in months. Possible Mueller questions, as compiled by the president's lawyers, were splashed across front page yesterday.

"The mere fact that the President can fire someone - and he clearly can fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - doesn't mean that the firing is lawful", said Stoltmann. However, I don't have an explanation for the people that he hired - not all of them.

McGahn, who knows Flood through their legal careers and work on conservative causes, has praised him in conversations with Trump and senior White House aides, seeing Flood as someone who shared his instincts and his wariness of overly engaging with the special-counsel investigation, the people said. We have seen the deception.

Giuliani did, however, reserve the right to refuse a Trump interview altogether. It's not campaign money.

"That's how he was repaying it", Giuliani said.

York said that Giuliani raised "real questions" with that new information. "This isn't any different, it's just because of the timing", she said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront". Mr Trump and his lawyers may argue that a president can't be compelled to answer such wide-ranging questions.

"I said, 'That's how he's repaying it, with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes, '" Giuliani said, noting that Trump "didn't know about the specifics of [the payment], as far as I know, but he did know about the general arrangement that Michael would take care of things like this".

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