George W. Bush aide Emmet Flood is also in the running to replace McGahn. Flood's appointment is up in the air because of uncertainty on whether he will leave his private practice.
President Trump is considering naming Washington attorney Pat Cipollone as his next White House counsel, sources tell Fox News.
Cipollone is a former Justice Department attorney who is with the firm Stein, Mitchell, Cipollone, Beato and Missner.
Cipollone’s area of expertise is commercial litigation, but he has also been advising Trump’s outside legal team. One source called him “counsel to the counsel.”
"Pat Cipollone is a brilliant attorney,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump’s legal team. “I have had the privilege to work with him and can attest to his skill, integrity, and knowledge of the law. If selected by the president, he would make an outstanding White House Counsel."