White House Counsel Don McGahn Set to Depart Trump Administration in Fall

President Donald Trump has said the White House counsel Don Mc Gahn is leaving his position

Updated 1:05 p.m. | Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley's Twitter style made some news Wednesday after he appeared to warn President Donald Trump to keep Don McGahn as the top White House lawyer.

"If the reporting is true about Don McGahn's time at the White House coming to an end later this year, it will be sad news for our country", Senator McConnell said.

Mr Mueller's probe into claims that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 USA elections is dogging the Trump presidency.

"McGahn was not aware that Trump planned to send the tweet before it posted, The Washington Post reported, citing a source".

His replacement, according to media reports, could be his current deputy White House counsel Emmet Flood, a Washington veteran who represented president Bill Clinton when he faced impeachment in the late 1990s. "He's super well-respected around the building but there's not a plan locked in place at this point".

Mr McGahn could not be reached for comment.

The White House isn't big enough for two Dons.

Before joining Trump's administration, McGahn served as counsel to Trump's presidential campaign. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

White House counsel Don McGahn
White House counsel Don McGahn

Trump tweeted that he had given McGahn permission to talk with investigators and that he nothing to hide. His general attitude after 18 months in this White House, this person said, was "of course it happened this way".

McGahn put off making the call because he disagreed with the strategy, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations.

Flynn was forced to resign after White House officials concluded he had misled them about the nature of his contacts with Kislyak during the White House transition. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

But McGahn and Trump are still on "amicable" terms, Giuliani said.

The New Jersey native had been a partner at Jones Day, one of the world's largest law firms.

He was one of the first establishment Republicans to work with Mr Trump, joining the NY businessman as counsel to his campaign.

McGahn is a former commissioner and chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Trump discovered in January that McGahn had sat with Mueller's team for about 30 hours when Trump's former lawyer John Dowd got a set of notes taken during the interviews, Guiliani said.

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