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Axios May 2
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Trump's legal team shuffle

Emmet Flood
Emmet Flood, who is joining Trump's legal team. Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The Trump legal team shakeup looks nearly complete today, with Emmet Flood replacing the retiring Ty Cobb and joining the newly-named Rudy Giuliani in defending the president from the Mueller investigation.

Why it matters, from Jonathan Swan: "Flood is a big coup. Top-tier lawyer. Rejected them last year. Don McGahn has long been interested in bringing Flood inside, and there had been separate discussions of him joining the White House Counsel’s office."