You can challenge the subpoena in court, but you’re going to lose that challenge and the only thing you will have done is delayed it and kept the investigation in the public spotlight for months longer than it otherwise would have been. “It’s been a privilege, and I’m confident that the matter will be in good hands with Emmet Flood”. “There’s been too much government misconduct”, Giuliani told Hannity Wednesday night”. The White House said: Talk to the President’s outside attorneys about this. Mr. Flood is coming from the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly. Now, the White House is anticipating a possible legal showdown over a presidential interview. Flood is also rumored to be an eventual replacement to McGahn as White House counsel, according to The Times. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
“I’d be embarrassed if this is still haunting the White House by Thanksgiving, and worse if it’s still haunting him by year end”, Cobb told Reuters at the time.
Cobb’s retirement, though not a surprise, was nonetheless the latest evolution for a legal team marked by turnover. When Dowd quit in March over disagreements with Trump on legal strategy, Jay Sekulow became the lead lawyer on the investigation and is still waiting for his clearance.
Mueller has been negotiating an interview with Trump for weeks, but the president’s legal team has been wary of granting the request, reportedly seeking to place conditions on the questions asked, the format and the length of the encounter.
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