Emmet Flood

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Emmet T. Flood was named June 8, 2007, by President George W. Bush to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to the President.[1] in the Office of Counsel.

Flood recently was a Partner at Williams & Connolly, LLP.

Bush administration/RNC e-mail controversy

"The Congressional investigation into the US attorney firings has revealed that Bush administration officials have been communicating through unofficial email accounts, many of which are administered and archived by the Republican National Committee," Matt Renner wrote April 20, 2007, for truthout.[2] "The RNC has stated that some records of these emails exist, but the RNC has yet to turn over any of the information to Congress, despite repeated requests from multiple Congressional committees."

On April 17, 2007, "Emmet Flood, special counsel to the president, asked a lawyer for the Republican National Committee to withhold any e-mails sought by" the House Judiciary Committee "until Flood can review them." Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said "Flood's request is an impediment to the [Committee's] investigation."[3]

Cheney and the trial of Scooter Libby

Flood "left his Washington law firm last summer [2006] to represent Vice President Dick Cheney in the CIA leak case."[4][5]

Clinton defense team

Flood is "a Republican who served on former President Clinton's legal team during Clinton's impeachment proceedings."[6]

Profiles

"Prior to this, [Flood] served as a Law Clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States. Earlier in his career, he served as Law Clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Flood received his bachelor's degree from the University of Dallas and his JD from Yale Law School. He received his master's degree and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin."[7]

Flood's 2002 archived Williams & Connelly profile states:[8]

"Mr. Flood’s First Amendment practice involves representation of religious institutions, governmental bodies, schoolchildren, and other individuals in litigation under the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses, as well as matters involving commercial speech rights and ballot access.
"Mr. Flood also handles international and domestic commercial arbitrations, and related confirmation, enforcement, and vacatur proceedings and appeals. His recent cases have included an international dispute over the management, operation, and bankruptcy of a European oil refinery and related marketing companies, a dispute over performance of an international commodities contract, and a number of domestic disputes involving multi-million dollar executive employment/severance agreements."

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References

  1. News Release: "Personnel Announcement," Office of the White House Press Secretary, June 8, 2007.
  2. Matt Renner, "White House Wants First Crack at RNC Emails," truthout (Peninsula Peace and Justice Center), April 20, 2007.
  3. Laurie Kellman, "House prods Gonzales aide to testify," Associated Press (USA TODAY), April 17, 2007.
  4. Ron Hutcheson, "Bush beefs up corps of lawyers. Moves to confront Congress' probes," McClatchy Newspapers (News Observer), June 9, 2007.
  5. Gina Keating, "Plame Lawyer Plans to Force Cheney, Rove Testimony," Reuters (truthout), August 15, 2006.
  6. Ron Hutcheson, "Bush beefs up corps of lawyers. Moves to confront Congress' probes," McClatchy Newspapers (News Observer), June 9, 2007.
  7. News Release: "Personnel Announcement," Office of the White House Press Secretary, June 8, 2007.
  8. Biographical sketch for Emmet T. Flood, Williams & Connelly is "blocked by the site owner via robots.txt." A cache file is available via ZoomInfo.com.

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