Trump Names Next White House Counsel

It was announced earlier this year that White House Chief Counsel Don McGahn would be leaving his post. President Trump has ended speculation by naming his successor. Pat Cipollone will be replacing McGahn as White House Chief Counsel and will help Trump amid the Russia Investigation.

According to The Daily Mail:

Don McGahn, the West Wing’s top lawyer, is no longer working at the White House.

The New York Times reports that Wednesday was McGahn’s final day as White House counsel. A day prior the president confirmed in an interview that he had tapped Department of Justice veteran Pat Cipollone for the job.

‘A very fine man, highly respected by a lot of people,’ the president told the Associated Press. 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that lawyer Emmet Flood would take on McGahn’s responsibilities until Cipollone starts.

It looks like Trump is in good legal hands moving forward. McGahn leaves after helping Trump deal with Mueller, and working on the confirmations of many new federal judges, including two Supreme Court Justices.


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