In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump denounced a report from the New York Times saying that Washington lawyer Emmet T. Flood, who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment, visited the Oval Office to discuss the possibility of helping to deal with the Justice Department.
On Sunday morning, Trump responded to the report, which described signs the President might be considering a possible shakeup on his legal team, by saying he is not unhappy with the team and taking a dig at Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who has interviewed Trump several times, including a lengthy discussion in the Oval Office previous year.
The Times said there had been signs in recent months that Mr. Trump might be looking to shake up his legal team as the special counsel inquiry stretches beyond the timeline given to him by Ty Cobb, the lawyer leading the Trump team's response to the investigation. Cobb has told friends his temporary position will not remain much longer.
The apparent signal that Trump is preparing for the investigation to continue through the immediate future comes as Mueller's investigation has produced multiple indictments and as the President has seen the departure of key White House personnel.
Trump's personal lawyers have been handling negotiations with Mueller over the terms of a presidential interview.
Trump has seesawed between expressing confidence in Cobb's claim that the inquiry will wrap up in relatively short order and he will be exonerated, and sounding frustrated with his team's legal strategy. One White House adviser said Flood could also be considered for the job of White House counsel.
President Donald Trump rebutted a recent New York Times story claiming he was considering hiring a new lawyer to handle the ongoing Russian Federation probe and called out one of the reporters responsible by name. They are doing a great job and have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing.
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment.