The most litigious man ever to sit in the Oval Office can’t seem to keep any of his lawyers.
We say that knowing full well that Donald Trump really has it in for Michael Cohen.
White House Counsel Don McGahn will leave Trump in the fall, after the expected confirmation of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/29/trump-says-white-house-counsel-don-mcgahn-to-exit-in-the-fall-801587).
When Justice Kennedy, a Republican, announced his retirement, he went to talk personally to Trump — a bit of a breach of protocol (according to associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, who covers the White House for us; Jones tells us that what usually happens when a Supreme Court Justice resigns or retires, she or he simply places a phone call to the Oval Office).
When Trump learned that McGahn, a lawyer with international law firm Jones Day, had spent thirty hours with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, he was, shall we say, not pleased.
It’s hard for lawyers to represent clients who routinely lie. No wonder McGahn is leaving.
All sensible people are praying for continued health for RBG (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.