President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote that White House counsel Don McGahn would be leaving his position in the fall.
The announcement was made on Twitter, where the President wrote that McGahn would leave after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s expected confirmation.
“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,” Trump tweeted.
According to Axios , Trump has not chosen someone to fill McGahn’s role when he leaves.
Earlier this month, the New York Times wrote that the White House counsel had cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the election, including on the line of inquiry as to whether Trump obstructed justice.
Among other topics, McGahn reportedly discussed the President’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey and his repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take oversight of the special counsel, despite Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.
Trump later claimed to have allowed McGahn and other members of the White House staff to “fully cooperate” with Mueller, whose investigation the President has regularly derided as a political “witch hunt.”
“I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel,” Trump tweeted earlier this month.
“In addition, we readily gave over one million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstruction. Witch Hunt!”