White House counsel Don McGahn to leave post in fall, Trump says

White House counsel Don McGahn will leave his position in the fall, President Donald Trump said on Twitter Wednesday. Trump said McGahn’s departure would come "shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court." Earlier this month it was reported that McGahn had cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and had said he never saw Trump go beyond his legal authorities.

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