Trump's Russian Federation attorney shifts to become White House counsel

Donald Trump hangs painting in White House of him having a Diet Coke with Abraham Lincoln

Sources say Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House.A White House official and a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed his departure to CNN.McGahn has been planning to leave the White House, but a source told CNN his departure was expedited after President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had selected Patrick Cipollone as his successor.A source said McGahn had a 20-minute farewell meeting with Trump Wednesday. He said, "I don't believe anybody has ever had this kind of impact".

McGahn also came under fire for his office's handling of the security clearance for former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives.

While Mr. Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has regularly gone to bat for the president on cable news outlets, Emmett Flood, an attorney for President Clinton in the impeachment proceedings in the 1990s, is rumored to be the likely pick to replace McGahn.

Mr Trump offered a defence for the USA ally, warning against a rush to judgment, similar to what he said happened with his U.S. supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.

Asked if it was appropriate to insult a woman's appearance, Trump responded, "You can take it any way you want".

The White House counsel would bear the brunt of congressional subpoenas and investigations should Democrats retake the House of Representatives in next month's elections. He accused Cohen of lying when testifying under oath that the president co-ordinated on a hush-money scheme to buy Daniels' silence.


"No, I think I'm helping people", Trump said.

Heading into November, Democrats are hopeful about their chances to recapture the House, while Republicans are increasingly confident they can hold the Senate.

Trump says Cohen's claim was "totally false".

When Cipollone was still being considered for the position, counsel to the President Jay Sekulow hailed him as a "brilliant attorney".

Mr Trump called his son a "good young guy" and said he did what any political aide would have done. The turnover has already broken records fewer than two years into Trump's first term.

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