White House Counsel and Assistant to the President, Don McGahn, is reportedly eyeing an exit this fall. According to multiple White House officials and sources close to McGahn, the move will come after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, or after the November 6th midterm elections.
McGahn, who has been cooperating heavily with the Mueller probe, has lost some trust within the White House, making a departure appear to be overdue. Additionally, whoever takes over his position will likey have their hands full, dealing with the Special Counsel’s possible subpoena of the President to testify before a Grand Jury and hand over documents, should Democrats win the House and decide to impeach.
Sources tell Axios that the main candidate to replace McGahn is Emmet Flood, who joined the White House’s legal team back in May and is a former Bill Clinton and George W. Bush lawyer. Flood also has experience with the impeachment process because of his work with Clinton back in the 90’s.
While no replacement is set in stone quite yet, there is one thing that’s certain and that is the fact that whoever takes over for McGahn will likely be required to work harder than any White House Counsel in over four decades, especially if Democrats win the House in November.