On Wednesday morning, President Trump announced White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his administration. The move will come shortly after Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee starts next week.
McGahn has been working as White House Counsel since President Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017 and played a key role in the administration's response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He also serves as an assistant to the president. Prior to entering the White House, McGahn served as counsel for the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
According to a report released earlier this month, McGahn has participated in at least 30 hours of interviews with Mueller's investigators.
During an interview with Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, President Trump's former personal lawyer John Dowd made the case that President Trump should not sit down for an interview with the Special Counsel. Dowd argued the White House has already turned over more than enough information and that Mueller has all the answers he needs to finish his investigation.
John Dowd: “There’s no reason for the president to answer questions from Mueller.” pic.twitter.com/1M0Lbft61o— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 29, 2018