Trump has reached out to Clinton impeachment lawyer to ward off Mueller inquiry: report
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President Donald Trump summoned a former impeachment defense attorney for an Oval Office meeting last week, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Emmet Flood represented President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process and discussed a day-to-day role helping Trump navigate his investigations.

Flood also represented Vice President Dick Cheney in the civil lawsuit brought by former CIA agent Valerie Plame and spent two years in the White House Counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration.

The Times explained that Flood would not replace Ty Cobb, but that Cobb's primary role was document production, a task that is nearly complete. Cobb has told friends his temporary position will not remain much longer.

Flood also served on the defense team for former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA).

After graduating from Yale Law School, Flood worked as a clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.