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Trump: Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer

Trump: Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer
White House legal counsel Don McGahn (Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:50 AM

White House counsel Don McGahn will resign in the fall, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday.

Trump tweeted the news hours after Axios reported McGahn would be leaving after Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing or after the midterm elections.

Axios noted some Trump allies fear McGahn gave up too much information to special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators.

But McGahn's attorney Bill Burck asserted he "did not incriminate" President Donald Trump during interviews with Mueller's team.

Trump tweeted he "truly appreciate[s] his service!"

"White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!"

Meanwhile, Axios reported McGahn has told a confidant he would like to be replaced by Emmet Flood, who had worked for President Bill Clinton and joined the Trump White House in May.

One source explained the possible choice of Flood like this: "The reason he can represent both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump is because he thinks these investigators come and basically put a target on their backs, trying to overturn every aspect of their lives searching for a crime."

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