Trump announces departure of White House lawyer Emmet Flood

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Trump tweeted that Flood, who represented the White House during special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe, will leave the White House June 14.

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"Emmet Flood, who came to the White House to help me with the Mueller Report, will be leaving service on June 14th," Trump wrote. 

"He has done an outstanding job – NO COLLUSION - NO OBSTRUCTION! Case Closed!" the president added. "Emmet is my friend, and I thank him for the GREAT JOB he has done."

The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Flood was expected to leave the White House in the months after Mueller's investigation concluded, citing sources familiar with the matter. 

The Hill has reached out to The White House for additional comment. 

Flood also helped defend former President Clinton during his impeachment proceedings in the 1990s. 

While representing the Trump White House, Flood complained that the Mueller report contained "political" statements in a letter to Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too MORE, according to multiple reports.

In the letter, Flood said the report was suffering from  “an extraordinary legal defect” and criticized Mueller for saying that his inquiry did not "exonerate" the president.