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To leave White House counsel McGahn in this autumn
To have President Trump: White House counsel Don McGahn, after Kavanaugh vote confirmation. John Roberts reports from the White house.
White House Counsel Don McGahn plans to leave the Trump management according to the upcoming confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump said on Wednesday.
“White House Counsel Don McGahn, so that his position in the autumn, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of judge Brett Kavanaugh, of the United States Supreme Court,” Trump tweeted. “I worked with Don for a long time and really thankful for his service!”
White House Counsel Don McGahn, so that his position in the autumn, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of judge Brett Kavanaugh, of the United States Supreme Court. I worked with Don for a long time and really thankful for his service!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
To expect McGahn departure. Fox News reported earlier this summer that McGahn had expressed the desire to leave, the White house, and he could be replaced by the former George W. Bush aide flood Emmet.
But the announcement caught at least one senior Republican, surprised. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded to keep Trump in his White house counsel on board.
“I hope it is not going to leave true McGahn, WhiteHouse Council. Can U not tweeted to let that happen,” Grassley, R-Iowa,.
@realDonaldTrump I hope it is not going to leave true McGahn, WhiteHouse Council. U can’t let that happen
— Chuck Grassley (@Chuck Grassley) August 29, 2018
McGahn served as trump’s top lawyer campaign, during the campaign for the presidential elections in 2016.
The announcement of his departure comes amid revelations McGahn fully cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the team will explore Russia’s attempted interference in the election of 2016.
Trump has said he approved McGahn cooperation and its legal team has the revelation to argue that the investigators spent more than 30 hours with McGahn, it is time to wrap up the probe.
First, The New York Times reports, McGahn covered the talks with Mueller’s team moments surrounding Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director, James Comey, and his preference was reported that state attorney General Jeff Sessions of the examination monitor. Sessions ultimately recused themselves.
John Dowd, Trump’s former lead outside lawyer, told Fox News earlier this month that “Don McGahn was a very strong testimony for the President.”
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.