White House Counsel Don McGahn Leaving Soon

Don Mc Gahn to step down Emmet Flood floated as new White House Counsel

There has been speculation the job would go to Emmett Flood, a veteran Washington lawyer who joined the White House in May to help with the Russian Federation probe, but Sanders said he had not been offered the job. "From the very beginning they sort of hit if off".

The 50-year-old lawyer is one of the few people left in the White House who had a senior role in Trump's election campaign, where McGahn was general counsel.

The New York Times said this month that Mr McGahn had "cooperated extensively" with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Part of that service, which reportedly drew Trump's ire, was news McGahn testified before Special Counsel Robert Mueller for 30 hours, over the course of three days.

He also helped guide Trump's selection of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the president's nomination of Kavanaugh and helped oversee a dramatic rollback of Obama era regulations.

Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to begin on September 4, despite attempts from Democrats to delay them.

Before joining the Trump campaign and the White House, McGahn worked at the powerful DC law firm Jones Day and previously served as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.

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McGahn's departure will come "shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court", Trump said. "He's accomplished so much in such a short amount of time", the official said.

The information he provided included details about the president's attempts to fire the special counsel, and Trump's comments and actions during his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, according to the Times.

"I hope it's not true McGahn is leaving WhiteHouse Counsel".

A White House spokesman declined to comment, saying, "I haven't seen the tweet".

As the Justice Department and congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election heated up, McGahn found himself increasingly at the center of Trump's and the White House's response to the investigation. Flood was an advisor during the George W. Bush administration and the Bill Clinton administration during impeachment proceedings. "He is personally well suited, highly intelligent, and a man of reason who is even keeled".

"He was surprised", this person said. "He's the real expert on presidential privileges", Giuliani said.

McGahn, an avowed defender of executive powers, broke with some members of Trump's legal team as he encouraged a less-cooperative stance toward Mueller's investigation, believing it could constrain future presidents.

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