UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Lawyer Tay Cobb, who works in the White House, will leave office in late May, Sarah Sanders, the representative of the US administration, announced on Wednesday.
“For several weeks, Cobb talked about his retirement, and last week he told the head of the White House administration John Kelly that he decided to retire at the end of this month,” the statement said.
The American press notes that, as expected, the place of Cobb will be the famous lawyer Emmett Flood. It was he who once led the affairs of US President Bill Clinton, when he was threatened with impeachment in the late 1990s due to the consequences of a sexual scandal with an intern of the White House, Monica Lewinsky.
Then Clinton, who was convicted of adultery, managed to remain in office, despite the accusations in Congress that he made false statements and obstructed justice.
Cobb in recent months has advocated the active cooperation of the current US President Donald Trump with the team of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, trying to find out whether there was a conspiracy between Trump’s campaign headquarters and Russia.
According to the New York Times, Flood, on the other hand, stands for a tougher stance and will not be inclined to active cooperation with Mueller.
The initial contacts between this lawyer and the White House about working on Trump took place last summer.