Trump Braces Up For Impeachment, Employs Ex-Clinton’s Lawyer
Ahead of looming Mueller report, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump has employed the services of Emmet T. Flood, one of the lawyers who represented former president, Bill Clinton, during his impeachment trials.
That is after White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, retires.
The New York Times reported on the development thus:
“President Trump plans to hire Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, who is retiring, according to two people briefed on the matter.” (End)
Mr. Flood is expected to take a more adversarial approach to the investigation than Mr. Cobb, who had pushed Mr. Trump to strike a cooperative tone.
Mr. Flood initially spoke with the White House last summer about working for the president, but the talks ultimately fell apart because Mr. Flood did not want to deal with Mr. Trump’s longtime New York lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz.
Kasowitz was overseeing the president’s dealings with the special counsel at the time.
Trump prepares for impeachment
A president doesn’t hire an impeachment lawyer unless he thinks that there is a good possibility that he is about to be impeached, says Politicususa.
Whatever is going to come out in the Mueller report has to be so bad that Trump is getting ready to potentially be impeached by a Republican-controlled House.
Or the White House is preparing to lose the House and face a Democratic majority that is likely to move forward with impeachment based on the findings in the Mueller report.
Either way, innocent presidents don’t bring in an impeachment lawyer if they have nothing to fear.
The usual note of caution applies.
Donald Trump could change his mind at any second, and decide to add Roseanne Barr, not Emmet Flood, to his legal team.
But if Trump is bringing in an impeachment lawyer, it is a bad sign for Republicans as they head into the midterm.