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White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb Is Leaving Trump's Legal Team

The president reportedly plans to replace Cobb with Emmet Flood.
Posted at 2:03 PM, May 02, 2018

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer representing President Donald Trump in the Russia probe, is retiring.

The New York Times reports the president plans to replace Cobb with Emmet Flood. 

Flood has a lot of White House experience. He was on a team of lawyers that represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process. And he was a lawyer in the White House counsel's office during George W. Bush's second term in office.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Cobb told Chief of Staff John Kelly last week he would retire at the end of May.

The president reportedly considered Flood for a White House counsel position last summer, but those negotiations didn't pan out.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.