"A portrait should reveal something about a subject, and with Trump's approval of this print, with old presidents in thrall to him, it reveals Trump craving the respectability and status he doesn't have", B3ta Contents co-founder Rob Manuel tweeted. The turnover has already broken records fewer than two years into Trump's first term. Sources close to McGahn and inside the White House confirmed the departure to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times.
"Typically you would have the incumbent stay until the successor was ready to take his place", the source said to CNN. But Thomas' talents aren't reserved for the GOP-he also painted "Democratic Presidents Playing Pool", artwork featuring former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and others.
Cipollone, who now practices in a Washington, DC-based law firm, was reportedly working with Trump's legal team in recent months and has extensive experience with crisis management, consumer fraud, and constitutional issues.
We imagine it's high on a lot of people's wish list, the opportunity to have a beer with a prominent leader from the past. He also helped Trump appoint dozens of deeply conservative judges to vacant seats on federal courts. Since then, McGahn and Trump had a tense relationship and spoke infrequently, according to the person.
While Mr. Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has regularly gone to bat for the president on cable news outlets, Emmett Flood, an attorney for President Clinton in the impeachment proceedings in the 1990s, is rumored to be the likely pick to replace McGahn.
Trump was also reportedly incensed after special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to head the Russian Federation investigation in 2017.
McGahn is a top election lawyer who served as general counsel in Trump's election campaign. He reportedly sat with investigators in Mueller's office for at least 30 hours, cooperating extensively in their probe to determine if the president had moved to obstruct justice, according to the Times. "If selected by the President, he would make an outstanding White House counsel", Sekulow said.