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Top White House Lawyer Don McGahn To Resign, Timing Still In Question: Politico

"McGahn’s departure would also free him from some of the daily turmoil associated with playing a prominent role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation."

And it just keeps getting "better". You might recall that it was just yesterday when the New York Times reported that John Dowd has decided to throw in the towel on Donald Trump, reportedly because he and the President have a whole lot "disagreements" about strategy regarding the Mueller probe. Well fast forward to Friday and Politico is reporting that top White House lawyer Don McGahn will step down later this year.   Politico notes that McGahn's resignation "is contingent on the president finding a replacement and several other factors." That according to four sources familiar with McGahn’s thinking. “I think it’s all up in the air,” one source told Politico, adding that “I think he'd like to quit very much [but] the president doesn't want him to quit [because] I don't think he knows who will replace him.” Right. And you're encouraged to remember that this would be the same Don McGahn who threatened to quit last year when Trump tried to have Mueller fired. Recall how that supposedly played out (from our previous piece, citing the Times): Well now we know why Trump hasn’t fired Mueller. According to a bombshell piece just out in The New Yor
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