Trump looking at bringing in Clinton impeachment lawyer for Mueller probe: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE is considering adding the lawyer that helped Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Lawmakers clash on Trump, Clinton impeachment comparisons Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment MORE during his impeachment trial to the White House legal team to handle special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts MORE’s inquiry into Russian collusion during the 2016 elections.

President Trump met with lawyer Emmet Flood this past week to discuss him joining his legal staff, though no agreement has been reached yet, The New York Times reported.

The lawyer would reportedly be in charge of guiding the president’s actions with the Justice Department as its investigation continues.

Flood would not replace the White House’s current lawyer, Ty Cobb, who has been in charge of dealing with the special counsel.

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However, sources that spoke with the Times said that Cobb does not expect to be in his position for much longer.

Trump’s personal lawyers have been conducting the negotiations for a presidential interview with Mueller.

Flood did not raise any new concerns about Mueller’s investigation and, according to the Times, the president’s advisers have wanted to Flood to join his legal team since last year.  

He is the only person that has been contacted about assuming the role.