White House Photographer Pete Souza
The White House counsel, Don McGahn, will be stepping down soon and could be replaced by a DC attorney. Fox News reports:
President Trump is considering naming Washington attorney Pat Cipollone as his next White House counsel, sources tell Fox News.
Cipollone is a former Justice Department attorney who is with the firm Stein, Mitchell, Cipollone, Beato and Missner.
Earlier this week, Trump said White House Counsel Don McGahn plans to leave the Trump administration after the upcoming confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Cipollone’s area of expertise is commercial litigation, but he has also been advising Trump’s outside legal team. One source called him “counsel to the counsel.”
McGahn’s time in the White House will be remembered for the extraordinary work done in confirming many federal judges, including one (and soon two) Supreme Court Justices.