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Trump lashes out over report he’s looking for legal help in Mueller probe

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President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at the New York Times on Sunday morning over a report that he’s looking for additional legal help in the Mueller investigation.

According to the New York Times, Trump met with well-known Washington D.C. attorney Emmet T. Flood last week at the White House. Flood previously represented former President Bill Clinton during Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, as well as providing counsel for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney while they were in office.

Trump denied that he was dissatisfied with his legal team, repeating claims that there was “no collusion” with Russia in the 2016 election. Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign had anything to do with Russian interference in the election and Trump’s possible obstruction of justice remains ongoing.

Flood previously turned down a chance to represent Trump “as recently as the summer,” according to the New York Times. Reporter Maggie Haberman, who was personally called out by the president, responded to Trump’s tweets by suggesting they could indicate that Flood had decided against joining Trump’s legal team.

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber is the former editor of Daily Dot’s Parsec section, where she wrote about geek culture. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at community newspapers in the Midwest and was recognized by the Ohio Associated Press for news reporting.