Trump Has Summoned Clinton Impeachment Lawyer To ‘Discuss’ Mueller Probe: report
As special counsel Robert Mueller ramps up the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump has reached out to a former impeachment defense attorney for an Oval Office meeting last week, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The lawyer, Emmet Flood, represented President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process and is reportedly discussing a day-to-day role helping Trump avert an indictment.
Flood, who worked as a clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after graduating from Yale Law School, also represented Vice President Dick Cheney in the civil lawsuit brought by former CIA agent Valerie Plame and spent two years in the White House Counsel’s office during the George W. Bush administration.
The veteran lawyer also served on the defense team for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The news comes as Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen faces intense scrutiny over a payment he made to an adult film actress to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.