WASHINGTON – The White House lawyer Donald F. McGahn II will be leaving the government this fall, tweeting to President Trump on Wednesday morning and leaving the president's side just as the extensive investigation into Russian electoral intervention could come to a close ,  Apart from Mr. McGahn's undressing the White House of another top official, this could raise concerns about how the President interacted with witnesses and potential witnesses in the Russian investigation. Mr. McGahn is an important witness as to whether the President has attempted to obstruct the investigation.
"I have worked with Don for a long time and really appreciate his service!" Mr. Trump said in the Twitter post.
But the relationship between the President and Mr. McGahn was stony, as he could not prevent the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, from rejoining the Justice Department investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. At the time, Mr. Trump went to Mr. McGahn and said he needed a Attorney General to protect him.
The President also asked Mr. McGahn in June 2017 to dismiss Special Adviser Robert S. Mueller III. Mr. Trump eventually went back after Mr. McGahn threatened to resign instead of carrying out the president's order.
Mr. McGahn, who was the top lawyer for the Trump campaign, has repeatedly considered stepping down as a lawyer, according to the people who spoke to him. He remained at the insistence of Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader from Kentucky, and implemented a strategy that he envisaged to appoint conservative judges to the Bundesbank. Mr. McGahn is also loyal to Trump's HR Manager John F. Kelly.
Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican from Iowa and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, responded to the news on Twitter.
Mr. McGahn was interviewed several times by Mr. Mueller's investigators, revealing some details about episodes like the abrupt dismissal of James B. Comey, the F.B.I. Director
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The dismissals of top Trump administrators have come The Russia investigation has approached the president in various ways.
The dismissal of Mr Comey prompted the appointment of Mr Müller. The president's first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, who was fired in the first weeks of the administration, led Mr. Flynn's cooperation with the Special Investigations Investigation. And the departure of Trump's chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, left a rift between the two men when Mr. Bannon met with Mr. Mueller. Trump recently said he was ready to talk to Mr. Miller. But in June 2017, the President told Mr. McGahn that the Special Adviser had to be fired because of several conflicts of interest, including a dispute years ago over membership fees at Mr. Trump's golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Mr. Mueller was to be excluded from heading the investigation because he was interviewed as an interim FBI director the day before he was appointed special adviser. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…31&Itemid=32 ,
The White House has long denied that the President ever considered dismissing Mr. Müller.
But he recently attacked the Special Adviser in an abrupt tone. For the most part, Mr. Trump had followed the advice of his lawyers not to directly attack Mr. Miller's team.