White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Donald Trump hangs painting in White House of him having a Diet Coke with Abraham Lincoln

Don McGahn left his position as White House counsel on Wednesday, ending 21 months as one of the top attorneys to President Donald Trump, administration officials said.

"I've known every White House counsel since I arrived in Washington", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said Thursday in a statement.

While McGahn had great success in getting Trump's judicial choices through the Senate, the outgoing counsel was a key figure in Mueller's probe and also took some blame for the White House's botched handling of security clearances.

While Mr. Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has regularly gone to bat for the president on cable news outlets, Emmett Flood, an attorney for President Clinton in the impeachment proceedings in the 1990s, is rumored to be the likely pick to replace McGahn. Instead, Trump offered a defence for the USA ally, warning against a rush to judgment, like with what happened with his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump also did not back down from derisively nicknaming porn actress Stormy Daniels "horseface" hours earlier.

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Trump says he thinks Republicans are "going to do well". He then oversaw the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, which ran into difficulty after three women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago.

Cohen pleaded guilty in August to campaign finance violations alleging he coordinated with Trump on a hush-money scheme to buy the silence of Daniels and a Playboy model who alleged affairs.

Weeks away from the mid-term elections, Democrats are hopeful about their chances to recapture the House, while Republicans are increasingly confident they can retain control of the U.S. senate.

Mr Trump declared the allegation "totally false". Trump called his son a "good young guy" and said he did what any political aide would have done.

McGahn was instrumental in numerous president's biggest wins during his first two years in office, including the appointment of both Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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