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White House counsel Don McGahn soon leaving, says Donald Trump

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that White House counsel Don McGahn had “cooperated extensively” with Mueller’s team, taking part in at least three interviews with investigators totaling 30 hours.

world Updated: Aug 29, 2018 20:35 IST
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File photo of White House counsel Don McGahn.
File photo of White House counsel Don McGahn. (Reuters photo)
         

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that White House counsel Don McGahn will soon be leaving his post, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- who is leading the Russia election interference probe -- closes in on the US president’s inner circle.

“White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump announced on Twitter.

“I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!” he added, without offering any reason why McGahn was leaving.

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that McGahn had “cooperated extensively” with Mueller’s team, taking part in at least three interviews with investigators totaling 30 hours.

Trump said he had authorised his team to cooperate with investigators, but speculation rose about what McGahn might have specifically said about whether the Republican leader sought to obstruct justice.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 20:34 IST

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