Trump: Cipollone to replace McGahn as White House counsel

Greg Nash

President Trump on Tuesday confirmed that Washington, D.C., lawyer Pat Cipollone will soon take over as White House counsel. 

Trump in an interview with The Associated Press said that Cipollone will replace current White House counsel Don McGahn, who has been expected to leave his position this fall.

The president confirmed Cipollone’s appointment days after reports emerged indicating that the former Justice Department lawyer was the president’s pick.

{mosads}Cipollone practices at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner and has advised Trump’s attorneys on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. 

McGahn announced earlier this summer that he was planning to leave the White House following now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.

Republicans earlier this year expressed concern that Trump’s replacement for McGahn could focus more on Mueller’s investigation and less on selecting conservative nominees for the federal judiciary.

McGahn reportedly has been cooperating with Mueller’s probe and sat down for more than 30 hours with the special counsel in total.

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