White House attorney Ty Cobb is out amid Mueller threats to subpoena the President
By: Ron Stern, Xiro Xone News May 3, 2018 Updated: 3:44 PM PT
The whirlwind of changes inside the Trump administration continue as White House lawyer Ty Cobb leaves President Trump's legal team, officials said Wednesday.
Washington attorney Emmet Flood will be stepping in to replace Cobb as the president Trump’s legal team, along with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Flood, advised President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process. His law firm also represented Hillary Clinton on matters relating to the Clinton email controversy.
Flood also represented Dick Cheney in response to Wilson v. Cheney, a civil lawsuit filed by Valerie Plame for his alleged role in outing Plame as a CIA agent.
John Dowd, a member of the president’s private legal team introduced Ty Cobb to President Trump, but Dowd resigned March 22, 2018 prompting rumors that, Ty Cobb would be out shortly.
In June 2017 Dowd became the legal advisor to President Trump. The following month, Dowd introduced Trump to Cobb, who joined the Trump administration’s legal team.
Since then, several attorneys’ have come and gone but in recent weeks word out of the White House signaled Cobb’s waning influence on Trump. Instead of listening to Cobb, the president continued searching and bringing in various other attorneys’ including television pundits who he would listen to, instead of Cobb.
Cobb had been discussing retirement and informed chief of staff John Kelly that he would be retiring at the end of May.
“For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff John Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.