A person familiar with the overture said Emmet Flood, a partner at the firm Williams and Connelly, met last week in the Oval Office with Trump to discuss the offer. If hired to join POTUS' outside legal team, attorney Emmet T. Flood would help deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. A decision on hiring Flood has yet to be made, according to The Times, which confirmed the meeting with four sources.
The move appears to be an acknowledgment that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is "unlikely to end anytime soon", two sources close to the president told the Times.
Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer who had been leading Trump's response to the inquiry, has been predicting that special counsel Robert Mueller III's probe is nearly over.
The Times reported that Trump is considering adding the lawyer that helped Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Cobb has also reportedly told friends he does not expect to remain in his job much longer, and some advisers have suggested Trump invite his longtime NY lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to take the lead again.
Cobb is apparently nearing the end of fulfilling his main responsibilities - turning over documents and coordinating interviews between White House aides and prosecutors.
Trump's personal lawyers have been handling negotiations with Mueller over the terms of a presidential interview.
President Donald Trump is in discussions with President Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer about joining the White House legal team, specifically to assist with the special counsel inquiry, according to reports. Flood declined to say anything when the outlet asked for a response.
This is not the first time the president's advisers have considered a job for Flood, who worked in the White House Counsel's Office under George W. Bush and represented Vice President Dick Cheney.
Neither the White House nor Flood returned a request for comment. But Trump also appears eager to shake up his legal team, alternating between praising Cobb's cooperative strategy and agitating for a more confrontational approach.