(Report) Trump May Soon Hire Impeachment Attorney

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President Trump reportedly met with attorney Emmet Flood. Flood advised President Bill Clinton on impeachment matters.

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump is considering the addition of Washington lawyer Emmet Flood to the team assisting him with the Russia investigation.

Flood, who advised former President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, met with Trump in the White House this past week, the person said, but no decision about the job has been made.

The New York Times was first to report the possible addition, which Trump derided as "wrong" in a pair of Sunday morning tweets:

"The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and am going to add another lawyer to help out. Wrong. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job and.....

...have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia..just excuse for losing. The only Collusion was that done by the DNC, the Democrats and Crooked Hillary. The writer of the story, Maggie Haberman, a Hillary flunky, knows nothing about me and is not given access."

Last year it was reported that Flood turned down the position eventually filled by White House attorney Ty Cobb.

Flood advised Bill Clinton in the late 1990s in impeachment proceedings brought by the U.S. House of Representatives and tried before the U.S. Senate, where he was acquitted.

Flood also spent two years in the White House Counsel’s office, where he handled executive-privilege related disputes for President George W. Bush’s administration to Congressional investigations and other inquiries. He also once clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.