Oct 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Emmet Flood to temporarily serve as White House counsel

Emmet Flood

Emmet Flood. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Emmet Flood has been temporarily appointed Assistant and Counsel to the President until Pat Cipollone joins the staff, the White House announced on Thursday.

Why it matters: Flood has been representing President Trump in the Russia investigation but will shift roles in the interim. Former White House counsel Don McGahn formally left the administration on Wednesday. After Cipollone joins the staff, Flood will return to his role as special counsel to the president.

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