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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trump Hires Impeachment Counsel Only Weeks After Calling Idea ‘Fake News’

Reprinted with permission from

Trump called it “fake news” when The New York Times reported he was in talks to hire Emmet Flood, a lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings.

But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb’s retirement was announced that morning in a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And the Times reported that Trump has indeed decided to hire Flood to replace him.

In mid-March, Trump lashed out at the Times and reporter Maggie Haberman for reporting that this exact move was in the works.…

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