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Trump said to favor Emmet Flood to be new White House counsel - Dotemirates
11/09/2018

Trump said to favor Emmet Flood to be new White House counsel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is leaning toward Emmet Flood as the next White House counsel, a decision that hasn’t yet been formalized as West Wing officials urge Trump not to rush the pick, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump told associates over the weekend that he wants Flood, currently serving as White House special counsel, to succeed Don McGahn, these people said. McGahn is planning to leave his role as top White House attorney after the Senate acts on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Flood wants autonomy to hire his own staff...


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