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McGahn Exits WH After 21-Month Tenure

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White House legal counsel Don McGahn and President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:10 PM

White House counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration Wednesday after a tumultuous 21-month tenure, reports say.

According to The New York Times, which first reported the expected exit, noted McGahn spearheaded some of President Donald Trump's most significant political accomplishments, including two appointments to the Supreme Court — but also became a chief witness against him in the special counsel investigation.

The departure came a day after Trump announced he had tapped Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. McGahn has served in the role since Trump’s transition in November 2016.

On his last day, McGahn attended a Cabinet meeting and had a goodbye chat with Trump, a White House official told NBC News.

Two weeks ago, the Times reported McGahn had spent 30 hours talking with the special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is investigating Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and other matters.

McGahn reportedly threatened to quit his post in 2017 after Trump ordered Mueller to be fired in June of that year — but thought about it several other times as well.

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