The Times explained that Flood would not replace Ty Cobb, but that Cobb's primary role was document production, a task that is almost complete. The Times noted that Flood, who represented former President Bill Clinton during Clinton's impeachment proceedings, turned down an opportunity to join Trump's team this past summer.
When reached by the Times, the Post and Reuters, the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and a spokesperson for the law firm also could not be reached immediately for comment.
The Times' report said Cobb has told friends he does not expect to remain in his job for much longer.
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. He served in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration.
The White House is negotiating with Mueller over a possible interview with the president. Flood declined to comment. Flood was one of a half-dozen top litigators Trump reportedly tried to hire to replace Kasowitz a year ago, but they all turned down the job. "They are doing a great job and have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia.just excuse for losing", tweeted Trump early Sunday morning.
NY lawyer Marc Kasowitz was leading Trump's legal team at the time, a role veteran Washington lawyer John Dowd took over last summer. While Ty Cobb has acted as Donald Trump's lawyer throughout the investigation, Trump and Cobb have both made it clear that Cobb is a temporary solution to a problem growing more worrisome by the week.
But there have been signs in recent months that Mr. Trump may be looking to shake up his legal team and change his approach to Mr. Mueller's investigation.
He is assisted by Jay Sekulow, known for assisting conservative organizations in civil litigations. Haberman is a renowned White House correspondent who has interviewed Trump several times.
Experts have questioned the tiny size of Trump's team and suggested that the complexity of the investigation would probably require him at some point to expand.