Trump announces departure of White House lawyer Emmet Flood

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE on Saturday announced the departure of White House lawyer Emmet Flood. 

Trump tweeted that Flood, who represented the White House during special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony 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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Mueller report fades from political conversation Barr removes prisons chief after Epstein death 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.