President Donald Trump’s lawyer handling special counsel inquiries from the White House, Ty Cobb, will retire and be replaced by Brian Flood, a veteran of Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, The New York Times reports.
“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 Huckabee Sanders said in a Wednesday statement.
TheNYT noted that “Mr. Flood is expected to take a more adversarial approach to the investigation than Mr. Cobb” towards special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller is currently seeking to interview Trump regarding a variety of matters, including allegations that he may have obstructed justice by attempting to shutdown different investigations.
Trump has recently unleashed a flurry of tweets on the special counsel after the list of questions was leaked earlier this week calling it a “set up and a trap.”
There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap). What there is is Negotiations going on with North Korea over Nuclear War, Negotiations going on with China over Trade Deficits, Negotiations on NAFTA, and much more. Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2018