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"Seven cents w A. Very good morning to you so well Don Mcgann a respected lawyer down in Washington DC Joe president's council he is well he's headed for he's headed. For the, exit, Trump now, now. Began is the? Guy who. Spent thirty. Hours talking. To molar and the Russian. Collusion investing Ryan and I remember when? The, times broke that story the New York Times they run my, gosh this really means he's turning over everything. And mole is gonna get Trump with the cooperation, of Don Mcgann and Trump. Comes out and says I knew it. Was going to do it I said it's, fine now worry about it I. Still it's. Unseemly that the president's lawyers. Have to be questioned about their advice to the president yes that is a problem but let's find out what's. Going on with Don Mcgann. And let's, find out what's going on in. The White House. With, ABC news correspondent Emily row good morning Emily good morning Michael how are you I'm fine thank you all right tell me about Don Mcgann why is he headed for the exit well. This This is not a total, shock his departure is not a. Surprise, but, it was, sort of a surprise the way it, happened with President. Trump tweeting yesterday, morning and saying. That he will that Mcgann will. Be. Staying on until the confirmation of judge break cabin I'll but that he will be headed out the. Door we've known for months that Mcgann has been, sort of signaling that, he wanted to leave. But this is a big departure this was a key player for conservatives in for the Trump administration right now Trump says he and Mcgann, they get along great time but I hear. Reports that, Trump wasn't. So high in this. Guy that's right their relationship has definitely had its ups and downs Iraqi at some point some say. Even, dysfunctional by you know. What's interesting is that even yesterday President Trump again really praising Mcgann and that whole thing you mentioned with the Muller probe and the thirty hours of. Testimony the, president, is seeming, like. That's that big? Of a. Deal to. Him our. Sources say that he that. Mcgann had more extensive questioning with the? Molar, teeth Team than any. Other White House staff member but. President Trump saying he's not concerned he tweeted on August eighteenth you. Know that he's not worried about anything. That he might told Muller, and that all this whole thing again once again saying there's no. Collusion and. That it's all a witch hunt Emily Mcgann was one of the few, people in, the White House, it could, probably go in and tell the, president you don't, wanna do this or don't do that is there anybody within the inner circle now that can push back. Against maybe one of the, president's whims that may not be politically advantageous. Or a wise thing to do is there anybody left down there at all Emily Well, that's the thing it's a question of who would that, be because you know Mcgann. Was, that, person who he threatened to leave. If you know if the president was going to fire special counsel Robert Muller said that was a huge deal also if you, remember back to national, six former national. Security adviser Michael Flynn and, his whole situation with his contacts with Russian officials Don Mcgann was the lead person to really try to. Talk, to President Trump and tell him how to handle those things so that's. A big question who will fill this hole if anyone because there. Aren't that many people it seems in the administration, that can sort of pull the president aside and. Say listen here's how you need to handle this targeted ABC news White House correspondent Emily round now Emily I also read that the president his problem with Mcgann was that? Trump is used to lawyers who work for him Who do his bidding but mcgann's loyalty was to the office of the? Presidency, not Trump specifically. That stick in Trump's crawl in some way? From what we've seen a President Trump he would certainly think you. Could assume that he has an outwardly exactly said it but this, is also again Mcgann is somewhat who although. He, said that it's to the presidency it may not be to, the president but Donald Trump has these conservatives that are saying please, don't let this happen don't let him go because they say he's had that Mcgann has had record breaking success filling some. Judicial vacancies that are of course a huge part of the conservative legacy here Mcgann has been sort, of leading the charge for vetting these judicial appointments twenty-six appeals court judges he has, gotten, in place he's picking young reliable conservatives so this isn't, just about the president this. Is, about, the whole conservative movement Mcgann staying. I understand until the confirmation of Kavanagh or is this this going to happen immediately That's what the president said in his tweet you. Know he wants him to. Stay on until the confirmation. But knowing that tweet was a surprise. To Don Mcgann we really don't know how we, will handle it or what will happen all right a house old Jeff Sessions do Yeah he's still there right exactly and he's a? Don Mcgann is one of the. One of the president's first supporters going way. Back with, Jeff Sessions so interesting how this all intersex all, right Emily row ABC news White House correspondent Emily do. Me a favor can you ask Trump how he feels about John McCain. For us. I'll put that on my, list Thanks a lot Ed appreciate the. Time so you know that's a very important, point Joe Mcgann was very skillful at. Picking these, federal court judges who have a lot of power and he picks some. Very smart people, who come from from the right yeah? Absolutely and that's, going, to be extremely influential ENZA cases, come through, the judicial system so this, is this is Trump's Mark on the. Judiciary if he gets a second supreme court appointment that's a huge Mark. On the, judiciary so right I'm pretty significant in terms of. What McCain is done for the president the question? Is, who's advising him. Now? Who's. Advising Trump I mean Lanka Jared I guess the only ones left I mean barely talks to sessions sessions and I. Wouldn't think he he doing I. Assume Kelly. Might have from time, to time from time, to time you know. We don't hear much about any Moore's Kellyanne Conway does she said? I wonder if she's still there He's? There but she, defends, him on FOX all the time, I know, but if she's still part, of the inner circle is he still. Talked to her does he trust her we I don't know what the. Inner circle, looks like anymore I mean obviously he's he's in his. Own circle, this morning with all his tweets Yeah up early in the morning he must not be sitting down and, meeting with people I don't know what he's probably watching FOX and friends and tweeting I know I tell you I have. It in my mind that image. Of old, Richard Nixon rattling around the White House at the. Height of. Watergate talking to the portraits of ex-presidents noggin back the bourbon when he was related, and all can you? Imagine, I just love to know his thoughts as he turns. On the, TV, and sees all this McCain stuff God is head is gonna explode By the way as I, said earlier I had dinner last night with Franklin Gela, and Frank told me is he's friendly with Henry Kissinger and he told me that Henry, Kissinger actually ran into Nixon in the White House during Watergate when Nixon wasn't didn't they portrait's of the experts it didn't. He sit down and pray or Prayed. Together with Nixon it yeah yeah Let's see. Who would Trumpy praying with. Right, now You. May be, right about that but it is interesting I mean I think. It's dangerous for the president. To become increasingly isolated gotta have some buddy there someone that he really trusts and he listens to all the presidents have had people like. That, around them to advise thinking only trusts himself, well he goes, by his instinct, and, you know, on his instincts he can say look everybody said I was not going to beat Hillary. Clinton every I shouldn't run. My campaign this. Way I shouldn't speak. This way. I shouldn't tweet I shouldn't do this But governing the. United States of America is. A complex job lot of moving parts you know what we'll all do respect to the Trump empire that was pretty manageable for one guy. The, United States of America is a very complex, operation and you, you shouldn't be, doing, it alone, no no you're right you're right you're right you're right all right we'll find some buddies. Maybe some of his golfing. Buddies that he. 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