Don McGahn, the White House counsel notorious for leaking to the mainstream press, is leaving the White House, according to a President Donald Trump tweet that McGahn did not see coming.
McGahn joins the ignoble ranks of Rex Tillerson in the history of Trump Twitter firings. McGahn will stick around until Brett Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court. McGahn sat down with Robert Mueller for 30 hours in a move that infuriated Trump supporters. High-level sources told me that Trump has tried to fire McGahn six times but all of his other choices were too afraid to accept the job and push McGahn out, which would inflame the Legal Industrial Complex that runs Washington.
White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
McGahn was caught by surprise.
Trump's announcement of Don McGahn's departure came as a surprise, including to McGahn.
He was not aware that Trump planned to send the tweet before it posted, a source tells WaPo.
McGahn's reaction was, "Of course it happened this way."https://t.co/ltWJ4S6dlS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 29, 2018
President Donald J. Trump attempted to fire White House counsel Don McGahn on six occasions, but in each case the so-called “legal industrial complex” blocked his moves, according to high-level sources. Trump’s attempted replacements in most cases turned down the job.
McGahn is in the news courtesy of the New York Times (his favorite leaking avenue) for sitting down with Robert Mueller for 30 hours to discuss obstruction of justice-related matters. Mueller is trying to pin Trump for obstruction after finding no Russian collusion on Trump’s part. McGahn is also suspected of giving Trump advice with Mueller’s best interests at heart.
McGahn is extremely close with Rod Rosenstein, and the two act as mutually beneficial protectors of one another. Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions never had a relationship and never even spoke before President Trump was elected. So why did Sessions pick Rosenstein to be his number two? He trusted McGahn. It is still unclear at this time why he trusted McGahn, but the possibility of blackmail has been discussed.
The mainstream media is completely unwilling to criticize Don McGahn because he is a well-known leaker to the New York Times and the Washington Post among other outlets.
McGahn has also blocked several of Trump’s desired picks for White House roles.
McGahn might eventually leave the White House after Supreme Court Justice pick Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed. The leading contender to take his job is Emmet Flood, who replaced Trump lawyer Ty Cobb (whom McGahn hated).
Who is Emmet Flood? None other than a former BILL CLINTON ATTORNEY in the Clinton impeachment case!
All of this just goes to show how the Department of Justice and private law firms monopolize the White House, regardless of who the president is, and it shows how completely boxed-in President Trump is by his own lawyers.
Big League Politics exposed how Sally Yates henchman Scott Schools was working against Trump, giving the president bad advice. Schools was fired from the Department of Justice but McGahn clearly should have been fired too.
But Trump went 0-for-6 on firing him.
‘WHAT A DISASTER:’ Iowa Caucus Results Delayed in Vote Count Catastrophe
The nation is left with more questions than answers on the night of the Iowa Caucus.
The Iowa Caucus was intended to kick off the Democratic Presidential primary by highlighting candidates with a credible shot of winning the nomination.
Instead, the first-in-the nation caucus seems to be more representative of the Democratic Party’s incompetence, after results for the caucus are delayed for an unforeseen “quality assurance” tabulation process. The development has many election hawks and Democrats howling mad, with many suspecting the DNC is dipping into its bag of old tricks with the hopes of blunting or preventing a Bernie Sanders victory in the caucus.
There are many reports of caucus precinct coordinators being totally ignored when trying to report the results of their local caucuses to the Iowa Democratic Party. At least one caucus organizer was outright hung up on by the party when he called in to report results- while speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer live on air.
This is the moment
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 4, 2020
The mass of confusion is being traced to the failure of an app designed to report results. Iowa Democrats simply explained the unusual delay as the result of “inconsistencies,” offering little to no in depth explanation for what seems to be third world election practices.
Although we’re inexplicably left without any vote tallies the night of the election, exit polls and crowd sizes suggest that polling frontrunner Sanders has a strong chance to win. Pete Buttigieg also appears set for a strong second place performance. Sanders expressed confidence in a strong performance when addressing his supporters in the state.
— Averi Harper (@AveriHarper) February 4, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden appears slated for an embarrassment, outright failing to advance to the “viable” stage in many precinct and regional caucus. It’s not entirely impossible that Biden finishes fourth in the primary, a surprise development that would leave the candidate many assumed to be an easy frontrunner for the Democratic nomination struggling as he lags to New Hampshire and later primary states.
MSNBC talking heads could be overheard referring to the caucus as a “disaster” in a some capacity in leaked audio.
NBC hot mic captures "OMG, what a disaster" as they talk about canditates pic.twitter.com/IWfZsIOHPc
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@PolishPatriotTM) February 4, 2020
As of late Monday night, the Iowa Democratic Party is yet to report any vote results, let alone declare a winner. Big League Politics is continuing to monitor the situation.
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