US President Donald Trump has announced the departure of his legal aid Don McGahn Amid growing scrutiny over the outcome of the Russian investigation, Trump’s 17th aide to leave the White House.
Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that White House Counsel McGahn would step down, underscoring the White House’s persistent turmoil.
The announcement comes as many were anticipating the departure. A Trump administration official told The Associated Press that McGahn was unaware of his upcoming dismissal, but had been planning to eventually leave his position.
McGahn had been at odds with Trump over the investigations on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Various media outlets had reported that McGahn had threatened to resign last June over tensions with Trump, reporting that Trump had pressed McGahn to fire Robert Mueller from his position of special counsel on the Russian election interference…