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White House lawyer Ty Cobb is leaving

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WASHINGTON (Meredith/AP) — Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer leading President Donald Trump’s legal team regarding the Russia investigation, is retiring at the end of the month.

Cobb has been the point person for the President Donald Trump’s White House regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Cobb had been discussing his retirement for several weeks. She says Cobb informed White House chief of staff John Kelly last week that he would retire at the end of May.

Emmet T. Flood, a lawyer who worked on Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense team, is expected to be tapped as Cobb’s replacement. 

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