Don McGahn, White House Counsel Who Helped Reshape Federal Judiciary, To Step Down

McGahn served as Donald's Trump's campaign lawyer and spearheaded the president's successful push to pack the bench with conservative judges.
White House counsel Don McGahn spearheaded the president's successful push to pack the bench with conservative judges. Source: Zach Gibson

Updated at 12:12 p.m. ET

White House counsel Don McGahn is resigning this autumn after a tumultuous stretch as President Trump's in-house lawyer.

Trump announced the departure on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

One likely candidate to replace McGahn is Emmet Flood, who joined the president's legal team in May to focus on the Justice Department's Russia investigation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday morning that Trump likes McGahn and that they have a "good relationship. There's not really a lot to add here."

Another person close to the White House, however, who asked not to be identified, said that Trump couldn't stand McGahn and openly complained about him to other White House aides.

Flood was brought in to serve as McGahn's successor and that transition might already have happened but for

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