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McGahn exits as White House counsel

Posted On: Oct 18, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

White House counsel Don McGahn departed the the Trump administration on Wednesday, leaving the counsel's office without a head as the midterms approach and the prospect of a deluge of subpoenas from a new House Democratic majority looms. McGahn, who had a contentious relationship with the president, met with Trump Wednesday for about 20 minutes, according to a source familiar with the exchange, who described it as a respectful but not friendly gathering. While the president has said he favors Washington attorney Pat Cipollone as McGahn's successor, Cipollone is still going through his background check and that process could take weeks, meaning there may not be anyone in

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