McGahn, a Soldier for Trump and a Witness Against Him, Departs White House

McGahn, a Soldier for Trump and a Witness Against Him, Departs White House

Trump wont take blame if GOP struggles in midterms

Washington (CNN)White House counsel Don McGahns final day at the White House was Wednesday, according to a White House official and a source with knowledge of the matter.

Share Monica Alba and Phil Helsel Oct 17th 2018 9:28PM White House Counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration on Wednesday, White House officials said, the latest in a string of high-profile departures.

Another former Donald Trump associate also got kicked in the shins this week, but the source wasn’t a federal judge. Instead, it was Trump who delivered the blow, dismissing his old chum and confederate Michael Cohen as a nobody. Yesterday, Trump explained to the Associated Press that he never really had all that much to do with Cohen and that he was merely ‘a PR person who did some small legal work.’ (Small may have been on Trump’s mind because his former inamorata Stormy Daniels, whom Trump called ‘horseface,’ responded by referring to him as ‘tiny.’) Meanwhile, Cohen himself is talking about campaigning against Trump and has registered as a Democrat. On Twitter, he declared, ‘The#MidtermElections2018 might be the most important vote in our lifetime. #GetOutAndVote #VoteNovember6th.’

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News of McGahns departure from the White House was first reported by The New York Times, which cited two people close to him. Two White House officials confirmed to NBC News that Wednesday was McGahns last day.

But the most treacherous ground for Trump is his insouciance about Saudi Arabia’s malignant actions in Turkey, where some 15 members of its security services apparently murdered and dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump’s pivot to Saudi Arabia is imploding as the regime’s actions blur any real distinction with Iran. Trump, though, claims to be undaunted. ‘Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent,’ Trump said to the AP. ‘I don’t like that.’ He added, ‘We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I’m concerned.’ Presumably, Justice Kavanaugh is less than enamoured of the comparison.

McGahns departure comes a day after President Donald Trump told The Associated Press in a Tuesday interview that Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel.

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24 PHOTOS Notable people who have been fired or resigned from Trump's administration See Gallery Notable people who have been fired or resigned from Trump's administration White House Communications Director Hope Hicks reportedly announced her resignation after testifying about her job and being required to tell "white lies."

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned from his position on July 5, 2018 after a number of ethics scandals.

Rob Porter resigned as White House staff secretary in February 2018 amid abuse allegations made by his ex-wives.

It was painted by artist Andy Thomas, reports the website, which describes it as: “A garish painting of all of the Republican presidents of recent memory, including Trump (and Lincoln!), yukking it up at a table.”

White House aide Kelly Sadler left her position in June 2018 after reportedly mocking Sen. John McCain.

Word reached the artist on Sunday, when he told Time magazine: “I was ecstatic. A lot of times gifts arent really hung up, theyre just pushed in a closet somewhere. To find out its actually hanging is really a treat.”

Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn announced his resignation in March 2018 after becoming a key architect of the 2017 tax overhaul 

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Sally Yates was fired from her post as acting attorney general when she refused to enforce President Trumps travel ban. 

Video: Artists hidden message in Trump painting

Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his interactions with Russian officials. 

Some feared that Trumps sense of style would make its way to the White House and, thank god, it hasnt. But a 60 Minutes piece on the president that aired on Sunday, October 14, shows Trump has hung a fantasy portrait of himself hanging out with a group fellow Republican presidents.

President Trump announced David Shulkin was out as secretary of veterans affairs by sending a tweet announcing he had nominated his personal physican, Ronny Jackson, to replace him on March 28, 2018.

Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director was fired in July after just 10 days on the job. 

White House aide Omarosa Manigault insists she resigned and was not fired from her role in December 2017.

Walter Shaub, former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics in Washington, DC resigned in July.

Rick Dearborn, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs, left the White House in December 2017.

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