Facing critical decisions in the Russian Federation investigation, President Donald Trump has hired Emmet Flood, a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process. Thirteen of the 17 lawyers on Mueller's team have either registered as or donated to Democrats, according to available records.
The latest upheaval of the president's legal team comes as Trump has adopted an increasingly hostile posture toward the special counsel, whose investigation has expanded into an examination of whether Trump obstructed justice by seeking to shut down the probe.
On Tuesday, Trump said it was "disgraceful" that a list of proposed questions drafted in response to Mueller's negotiations with the legal team was "leaked" to the news media.
Belying their concerns, Trump and Republicans in Congress have threatened to remove Mueller and other senior Justice officials, a move that top members of Congress have also warned could result in Trump's impeachment. "But the gloves may be coming off". Trump again called the investigating a "witch hunt" and said he would like to speak to Mueller if he had confidence that the probe was fair.
Those negotiations are hugely consequential, especially since one of Trump's former personal attorneys, John Dowd, confirmed to The Associated Press this week that Mueller's team in March raised the prospect of issuing a grand jury subpoena for Trump, an extraordinary idea that would seek to force a sitting president to testify under oath.
Conte says he is shocked by Salah's form this season
I am really proud of that. "They showed up because they have the quality to do so, physically, football-wise and in mindset". It's all there what we need in the moment and let's use it.
Addressing reporters shortly after at Andrews Air Force Base, Trump hinted that he would agree to the meeting only if he was assured that he would be treated fairly, claiming that the investigation is now a "witch hunt" and that Mueller's team consists of "angry Democrats".
Trump lashed out against the investigation in a familiar fashion Wednesday, saying on Twitter: "There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap)".
White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday that Flood would be joining the White House staff to "represent the president and the administration against the Russian Federation witch hunt". "I would love to speak.Nobody wants to speak more than me.I would love to speak because we've done nothing wrong." he said responding to a shouter question from reporters.
"Some people have talked about a possible 12-hour interview". McGahn and Flood declined to comment. The president said, "You have a group of investigators that are all Democrats".
"He feels his guys are being outmaneuvered", this adviser said. He repeatedly assured Mr. Trump and the public that the Mueller investigation would end quickly - first by Thanksgiving, then by the start of the new year.