On Wednesday, Ty Cobb, a longtime member of the legal team representing popular vote loser Donald Trump, announced he would be leaving that position in the next few weeks. It is really nothing more than the latest in a long line of leavers in Trump’s crew of lawyers.
Interestingly enough, within hours of Cobb’s announcement, news came that Trump was losing another key member of the legal team, and one that might be potentially more damaging to Trump than Cobb’s leaving. Interestingly, Trump announced Emmet Flood would be replacing Ty Cobb, who served as Bill Clinton’s impeachment lawyer.
However, Trump is also losing White House Counsel Don McGahn, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Why is this a big deal? Bill Palmer explains: “…while the White House Counsel is supposed to represent the legal interests of the White House and not the President, for the most part Trump has misused McGahn as a de facto member of his Trump-Russia defense team. It also lends further credence to what we’ve long suspected: McGahn flipped on Trump a long time ago.
What the general public may not realize is the fact that Don McGahn, Reince Priebus, and Sean Spicer are all represented by the very same attorney in the Trump-Russia scandal. So, one can only assume that that what one of them uses as their legal defense, they all will use as their legal defense. Put another way, if one flips…they all flip.
They have all three given their testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
If you’ll recall the New York Times reported, “The special counsel has received handwritten notes from Mr. Trump’s former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, showing that Mr. Trump talked to Mr. Priebus about how he had called Mr. Comey to urge him to say publicly that he was not under investigation.”
This is being seen by many as Priebus flipping and if so, has Spicer and McGahn flipped too?
Bill Palmer goes on to say:
“This was a remarkable development, considering that while Priebus and Spicer had already resigned, Don McGahn was still working as Donald Trump’s White House Counsel at a time when all signs pointed to him having already flipped on Trump. So it’s not surprising that McGahn is now departing; there was only so long he could pull that off without Trump catching on. Notably, neither McGahn nor Ty Cobb has ever had attorney-client privilege with Trump, because they were both on the White House payroll.”