Pat Cipollone Expected To Replace McGahn As White House Counsel

White House Counsel Don McGahn watches Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
October 13, 2018 5:40 p.m.

Washington litigator Pat Cipollone has begun filling out the paperwork to replace White House counsel Don McGahn when he leaves the White House in the fall, Axios and The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Trump reportedly informed Cipollone of his decision last week, but no formal announcement has been made. According to the Post, Cipollone will begin within the next week.

Trump was expected to hire Emmet Flood to replace McGahn, but Trump decided to keep Flood in his current role– helping to handle the special counsel investigation.

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