White House counsel Don McGahn to resign, Trump confirms


Don McGahn, the White House counsel, will resign from his position later this year, Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday. The US president said in a tweet that McGahn would depart in the autumn, by which time the administration hopes to have installed Brett Kavanaugh on the supreme court. McGahn has taken a leading role in handling Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!” Trump said.

Trump was reported to have been troubled by the recent disclosure that McGahn had cooperated extensively with Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. McGahn worked as an attorney on Trump’s presidential campaign before taking his job in the White House.(theguardian)…[+]