McGahn ‘Surprised’ By Trump Announcement Of His Departure: ‘Of Course It Happened This Way’

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Of course it happened like this. Would there be any other way than Trump dumping someone other than via Twitter?

Apparently, news of his imminent departure was not for public consumption, but the president, classy boss that he is, blathered it on Twitter.

Leading by passive aggressive weakness?

McGahn 'Surprised' By Trump Announcement Of His Departure: 'Of Course It Happened This Way'


While it was common knowledge in the White House that counsel Don McGahn planned to depart after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, McGahn was “surprised” by Trump’s abrupt tweet announcing his departure, The Washington Post reported.

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Post, McGahn was not angered by Trump’s tweeted, but rather saw it as the exact way he’d expect the Twitter President to behave.

“Of course it happened this way,” McGahn reportedly said, according to a person familiar with McGahn.
 
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Posters left this one alone, huh? I'm bumping.

And there is this just posted...(26 SOURCES for this story)... WH LAWYERS dropping like flies. NEW counsel won't hire on. Lawyers are terrified they will incur 1/2 million, million dollar LEGAL BILLS themselves because NO ONE is telling the truth and they CAN'T TRUST THE CLIENT! And, even if they are WHITE HOUSE counsel, working for Office the President, the can't trust HIM!


"Trump recently has consulted his personal attorneys about the likelihood of impeachment proceedings.
And McGahn and other aides have invoked the prospect of impeachment to persuade the president
not to take actions or behave in ways that they believe would hurt him, officials said."

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‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm


Who are the lawyers left to defend Trump?

With White House Counsel Donald McGahn's impending departure, President Trump's large and ever-changing legal team is thrown into turmoil once again. (

By Philip Rucker ,
Carol D. Leonnig ,
Josh Dawsey and
Ashley Parker

August 29 at 8:11 PM

President Trump’s advisers and allies are increasingly worried that he has neither the staff nor the strategy to protect himself from a possible Democratic takeover of the House, which would empower the opposition party to shower the administration with subpoenas or even pursue impeachment charges.

Within Trump’s orbit, there is consensus that his current legal team is not equipped to effectively navigate an onslaught of congressional demands, and there has been broad discussion about bringing on new lawyers experienced in white-collar defense and political scandals.

The president and some of his advisers have discussed possibly adding veteran defense attorney Abbe Lowell, who currently represents Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, to Trump’s personal legal team if an impeachment battle or other fights with Congress emerge after the midterm elections, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Trump advisers also are discussing recruiting experienced legal firepower to the Office of White House Counsel, which is facing departures and has dwindled in size at a critical juncture. The office has about 25 lawyers now, down from roughly 35 earlier in the presidency, according to a White House official with direct knowledge.

Trump announced Wednesday that Donald McGahn will depart as White House counsel this fall, once the Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Three of McGahn’s deputies — Greg Katsas, Uttam Dhillon and Makan Delrahim — have departed, and a fourth, Stefan Passantino, will have his last day Friday. That leaves John Eisenberg, who handles national security, as the lone deputy counsel...


‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm
 
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Of course it happened like this. Would there be any other way than Trump dumping someone other than via Twitter?

Apparently, news of his imminent departure was not for public consumption, but the president, classy boss that he is, blathered it on Twitter.

Leading by passive aggressive weakness?

McGahn 'Surprised' By Trump Announcement Of His Departure: 'Of Course It Happened This Way'


While it was common knowledge in the White House that counsel Don McGahn planned to depart after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, McGahn was “surprised” by Trump’s abrupt tweet announcing his departure, The Washington Post reported.

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Post, McGahn was not angered by Trump’s tweeted, but rather saw it as the exact way he’d expect the Twitter President to behave.

“Of course it happened this way,” McGahn reportedly said, according to a person familiar with McGahn.
Loyalty with Donald is a one-way street. How anyone in the world could still be surprised by this is a complete mystery. I absolutely cannot, cannot wait until Giuliani tastes that bitter fruit. Can. Not. Wait. Oh, and his progeny. Delish.