Ty Cobb retiring as White House special counsel

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Posted at 12:48 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 09:24:40-04

(RNN) - White House lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring at the end of the month.

Cobb has been representing President Donald Trump in the Russia probe since July 15, 2017.

His departure was confirmed by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday. 

Cobb has reportedly been discussing retirement for weeks.

Emmett Flood, who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment, will be replacing Cobb on Trump's legal team.

Cobb's departure comes as Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and a strong advocate for Trump, joined Trump's legal team in April.

A partner in the investigations practice of Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former federal prosecutor, according to his White House bio.

Cobb earned his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and A.B. from Harvard College.

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