Ty Cobb Out, Emmet Flood In, Constitutional Crisis Looms

What happens if Trump tries to fight a subpoena? Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker reports

What happens if Trump tries to fight a subpoena? Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker reports

Cobb has been discussing his retirement for several weeks and let chief of staff John Kelly know he would be retiring at the end of May, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Flood is expected to replace Cobb as a liaison between the White House and Mueller's office, which is conducting an investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials ahead of the 2016 election.

The New York Times suggests Emmet Flood - the attorney who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trail - will fill Cobb's shoes.

To find an answer, they turned to Emmet Flood, a serious, low-key lawyer on Clinton's personal legal team, who dove deeply into Congress' historical records to figure out exactly how an impeachment and trial of a president would unfold.

Flood's hiring has not been finalized, the Times cautioned, as it said Flood had initially spoken with the White House about coming on board last summer and his reasons for coming on now are unclear.

Giuliani also told Costa that Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump's legal team, wanted someone "more aggressive" when it came to negotiating an interview (or deciding not to do one) with Mueller. "I'm told that while he takes a hard line on executive privilege, he's known to do so in a way that is both professional and effective".

The same team that wrote today's article also reported two months ago that Flood was in talks to join Trump's legal team, in the same article that related Cobb's desire to leave.

Mr. Flood is well regarded in the conservative legal world and has connections with key players that could make him more effective than his predecessors on the legal team, including a good relationship with Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel.

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On Wednesday, Giuliani spoke to The Washington Post about the news that Mueller wants to ask Trump dozens of questions.

Based on NBC News' conversations with Cobb, he seemed largely to be in favor of Trump's granting an interview to Mueller under the right conditions.

In a tweet, Mr Trump threatened to intervene in the issue.

Washington Redskins cheerleaders were required to participate in a topless photoshoot in front of male spectators, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would.

In the last month, however, Trump has hardened against the idea after FBI investigators working with federal prosecutors in Manhattan executed a surprise search warrant of his personal attorney Michael Cohen's office and residences.

The legal argument for whether the president can be subpoenaed is murky because it stems, in part, from the question of whether a sitting president can be indicted.

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