President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE on Sunday insisted he is "VERY happy" with the legal team defending him against allegations his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
In response to the report, Trump tweeted Sunday that he wasn't adding another lawyer to "help out" and accused the Times of intentionally writing a "false story".
He also claimed they have shown "conclusively" there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. The only Collusion was that done by the DNC, the Democrats and Crooked Hillary.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018.have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing.
A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
President Donald Trump is in discussions with President Bill Clinton's impeachment lawyer about joining the White House legal team, specifically to assist with the special counsel inquiry, according to reports. He previously served in the White House Counsel's office under President George W. Bush and represented Vice President Dick Cheney in a civil suit brought by former Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame. He also once clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.More news: Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town
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White House lawyer Ty Cobb since the summer has taken the lead role in the dealing with the special counsel, the Times reported.
Dowd told Reuters on Saturday that he did not know anything about Flood possibly joining the White House legal team.
Trump met the attorney, Emmet T. Flood, in the Oval Office earlier this week.
Cobb has been cooperating with Mueller in an effort for the White House to put the probe behind it.
Cobb, however, has told friends that he views his position as temporary and does not expect to stay on the job much longer, the report said.
Flood's law firm, Williams and Connolly, represents Hillary Clinton, including in the email scandal, one possible reason that sources told Reuters past year the firm turned down representing Trump as outside counsel.
White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.