The report suggests McGahn will part ways with the administration, and the White House counsel expects to be involved in President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. He knew that McGahn was talking to Mueller, and Trump said he had nothing to hide.
He has, nevertheless, played key roles in the country's judiciary, including Trump's appointment of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, as well as a number of federal court judges. "I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!".
McGahn has had a tumultuous tenure, marked by his threat to resign a year ago if Trump continued to press for the removal of Robert Mueller as the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian election interference.
The story, which drew on interviews from 26 people connected to the White House, paints the picture of an anemic legal defense for the president, who is himself unaware of the level of risk he is under.
Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that White House counsel Don McGahn could be leaving because of the interview he gave to special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
President Donald Trump's White House legal counsel, Don McGahn, may leave the administration in fall, according to Axios. There has been speculation the job would go to Emmett Flood, a veteran Washington lawyer who joined the White House in May to help with the Russian Federation probe. His general attitude after 18 months in this White House, this person said, was "of course it happened this way".
The departure of Trump's top lawyer, which has been expected, will create a vacancy in one of the most critical - and yet least visible - positions within the West Wing.
Mueller's team is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in trying to end the investigation.
Trump has been particularly frustrated with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from over seeing the Russian Federation investigation and has repeatedly considered firing Sessions.
The New York Times said this month that Mr McGahn had "cooperated extensively" with special counsel Robert Mueller.
As White House counsel, McGahn was charged with untangling a thicket of conflicts of interest between Trump's global business interests and his presidency.
Flynn was forced to resign after White House officials concluded he had misled them about the nature of his contacts with Kislyak during the White House transition.
McGahn is a former commissioner and chairman of the Federal Election Commission.
George Hartmann, spokesman for the committee, said Grassley viewed McGahn as the lynchpin to Trump's push to fill judicial vacancies.