Emmet T. Flood, a White House lawyer who helped conduct the investigation into Russian election interference by the Special Advisory Board, has temporarily assumed the role of White House Advisor
White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, confirmed the move on Thursday. Flood took over after Donald McGahn's departure on Wednesday, whose term as White House attorney was marked by a major reorganization of federal justice, but also collided with President Trump over the ongoing special advisory sun.
Flood gets into the "President Trump has great respect for both people and is happy to have them on his team," Sanders said in a statement until McGahn's permanent replacement, the seasoned Washington attorney Pat Cipollone, comes aboard Sanders said.
Weeks ago, having realized that McGahn was leaving, Trump considered stopping Flood permanently for that job, but finally decided to focus on his current task in connection with the investigation of Robert S. Muller III] Trump gave up August announced that McGahn would step down after confirming his second Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh – a litigation that lasted slightly longer than originally planned for sexual misconduct charges was the controversial dispute over his nomination on Capitol Hill.
Flood spent most of his career working at white-and-white Washington firm Williams & Connolly, where he served in the personal legal department of President Bill Clinton
Flood represented Vice President Richard B. Cheney in a lawsuit by the former CIA – Official Valerie Plame, whose identity was provided to the media by a Cheney consultant.
He left his law firm for two years in 2007, serving as a special adviser to President George W. Bush, treating Bush's response to investigations into his mid-term dismissal of seven US attorneys.
Flood's appointment at Trump's White House was announced in May. He replaced attorney Ty Cobb, who had acted as a point of contact for the White House's response to Müller's investigation.
Rosalind S. Helderman and Seung Min Kim contributed to this report.