Trump's lawyer with the handlebar mustache, Ty Cobb, is leaving Trump's team at the end of the month to spend more time with his family.
Trump collects lawyers like Pokemon so this isn't necessarily surprising, but here's something I didn't expect: Trump his bringing on Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer.
WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to hire Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, who is retiring, according to two people briefed on the matter.
In a phone interview, Mr. Cobb said he informed the president weeks ago that he wanted to retire. He said he planned to stay at the White House, likely through the end of the month, to help Mr. Flood transition into the new job.
Emmet Flood's firm, Williams and Connolly LLP, has also represented Hillary Clinton in the endless email investigation.
Williams and Connolly has been attacked and demonized by right wing publications from the Daily Caller to the New York Post for their defense of Hillary Clinton. The way they tell the story, Williams and Connolly acted unethically and bullied the FBI during its fruitless probe of the former secretary of state.
It remains to be seen if they will acknowledge that Trump has hired one of them or if they'll just pretend it didn't happen, but I'm betting on the latter.