Donald Trump met with Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer to assist in Russia probe: Source

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 11, 2018, 07:19 AM(IST)

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Washington lawyer Emmet Flood is under consideration for a White House job to assist US President Donald Trump with the Russia probe, according to some media reports. 

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

The meeting comes as Trump's outside legal team has been negotiating with US special counsel Robert Mueller over a possible interview with the president, another reports claimed. 

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign, and possibly obstruction of justice related to the probe.

Meanwhile, Russia has denied interfering in the election campaign. Trump has said there was no collusion between Moscow and his campaign and no obstruction.

White House officials on Saturday expressed concern about news that an impeachment lawyer might join the team at this point, another media report said.

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.

 

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