Over the weekend, President Donald Trump shared some rather shocking news as, out of nowhere, he let it be known that White House lawyer Emmet Flood is resigning. Considering Flood is known to be an expert at defending a president’s use of executive privilege and hasn’t been on staff for very long, something certainly smells a little fishy.
For reference, here’s what Donald Trump tweeted:
“Emmet Flood, who came to the White House to help me with the Mueller Report, will be leaving service on June 14th. He has done an outstanding job – NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION! Case Closed! Emmet is my friend, and I thank him for the GREAT JOB he has done.”
Of course, Trump and a number of the media outlets are trying to gain the upper-hand by pushing this news with the narrative that Flood was only brought in to protect Trump during the Mueller investigation, and now that it’s over, his services are no longer needed. However, that doesn’t exactly portray the real story here. In fact, with the Mueller probe now wrapped up and the House probes ramping up, one could certainly argue that his services are needed more now than ever before especially considering what Flood was able to do for Bill Clinton decades ago.
With that now established, you have to admit that something about the abrupt resignation just doesn’t add up. Just think about it: With people like Don McGahn and Hope Hicks potentially lining up and testifying before Congress, the timing doesn’t make any sense at all.
Has something recently gone down that the general public has missed? Did Trump suddenly decide that Flood had to go? Or did Flood decide with all of the House probes swelling that he has no more interest in defending Trump? Don’t go away. Only time will tell.