Trump Promotes Emmet Flood To Special Counsel Until Pat Cipollone Assumes Position
President Donald Trump is elevating Emmet Flood to special counsel on an interim basis until Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone assumes the position on a permanent basis, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Thursday.
Emmet Flood has been appointed assistant to the president and counsel to the president, effective this morning. Mr. Flood will serve in the role until Pat Cipollone comes on board as Counsel to the President, at which time Mr. Flood will return to being Special Counsel to the President. President Trump has a great deal of respect for both individuals and is glad to have them on his team.