Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Officially Left The Trump Administration

White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Officially Left The Trump Administration

President Trump: White House counsel Don McGahn to leave after Kavanaugh confirmation vote.

"I have worked with Don for a long time", Trump said in a tweet, "and truly appreciate his service!" We just went through that with Justice (Brett) Kavanaugh.

McGahn previously threatened to resign from his position in June of a year ago, with sources telling CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett at the time that the threat was communicated to senior staff, and was not a direct response to Mr. Trump's talk of firing Mueller.

Trump's announcement of McGhan's replacement may have expedited the departure, an unnamed source told CNN. But Thomas' talents aren't reserved for the GOP-he also painted "Democratic Presidents Playing Pool", artwork featuring former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and others.

Another source disputed the claim and alleged McGahn wanted to stay with the administration until the midterm elections in November, according to CNN.

We imagine it's high on a lot of people's wish list, the opportunity to have a beer with a prominent leader from the past.

Flood has been assisting the White House with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

McGahn, who was reportedly frustrated with Trump's "volcanic anger" and abrupt eruptions, described the president as "King Kong" behind his back, according to The Times. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel.

Trump told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday night that he had chosen Cipollone, a partner at the Washington law firm Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, to take the position. He is believed to have voluntarily spent at least 30 hours in interviews with investigators this year, in which he provided insight on how Trump may have obstructed justice by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and floating the idea of firing Mueller. The one hanging in the White House is a print, which was a gift to the president from GOP Congressman Darrell Issa; the original in still in Thomas's studio. Follow INSIDER on Facebook.

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