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Ex-ethics chief: White House counsel is a cancer
Ex-ethics chief: White House counsel is a cancer
Published: 2018/01/05
Channel: CNN
White House Counsel Donald McGahn under scrutiny for Trump ethics problems
White House Counsel Donald McGahn under scrutiny for Trump ethics problems
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: New York Daily News
What Sally Yates said about Michael Flynn to White House counsel
What Sally Yates said about Michael Flynn to White House counsel
Published: 2017/12/05
Channel: CBS News
What challenges will Trump’s White House counsel face?
What challenges will Trump’s White House counsel face?
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit NYT scoop
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit NYT scoop
Published: 2018/01/26
Channel: news672
White House Responds to Special Counsel Indictment - ENN 2018-02-20
White House Responds to Special Counsel Indictment - ENN 2018-02-20
Published: 2018/02/20
Channel: EWTN
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit.
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit.
Published: 2018/01/26
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
NYT:  Trump ordered White House lawyer to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June
NYT: Trump ordered White House lawyer to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June
Published: 2018/01/27
Channel: ABC News
Real Time with Bill Maher : Trump the White House counsel (HBO) February 14, 2018
Real Time with Bill Maher : Trump the White House counsel (HBO) February 14, 2018
Published: 2018/02/15
Channel: FFXIILluUIisS
Trump Asked White House Lawyer To “Persuade” Comey To Publicly Exonerate Him
Trump Asked White House Lawyer To “Persuade” Comey To Publicly Exonerate Him
Published: 2018/02/15
Channel: The Ring of Fire
John Podesta: White House Counsel Don McGahn has made a
John Podesta: White House Counsel Don McGahn has made a 'series of errors'
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Washington Post Live
Special counsel to interview senior White House staff
Special counsel to interview senior White House staff
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Fox News
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Turns Attention To White House Staff | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Turns Attention To White House Staff | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: MSNBC
Mueller Investigating White House Counsel Lawyer
Mueller Investigating White House Counsel Lawyer
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Wochit News
John Dean Author, Lecturer, Columnist (Justia), former Nixon White House Counsel
John Dean Author, Lecturer, Columnist (Justia), former Nixon White House Counsel
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Randi Rhodes Show
Breaking! Trump Selects A New White House Counsel and The Media Is Shocked
Breaking! Trump Selects A New White House Counsel and The Media Is Shocked
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: End Times Prophecy News
BREAKING NEWS MORNING JOE 1/26/18 | White House Counsel Refused To Call Justice Dept.
BREAKING NEWS MORNING JOE 1/26/18 | White House Counsel Refused To Call Justice Dept.
Published: 2018/01/26
Channel: Jeta blue 6
White House press briefing likely on Florida shooting, gun control, Trump
White House press briefing likely on Florida shooting, gun control, Trump's FBI tweet | ABC News
Published: 2018/02/20
Channel: ABC News
Nixon
Nixon's former White House counsel on firing Comey
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: CBC News
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, But Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened To Quit
Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, But Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened To Quit
Published: 2018/01/26
Channel: RandomTopicsWithHumor
'It's very clear that Russia meddled in the election': White House press secretary
Published: 2018/02/21
Channel: ABC News
White House Counsel Don McGahn Almost Resigned Over Trump-Kushner Meetings
White House Counsel Don McGahn Almost Resigned Over Trump-Kushner Meetings
Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: Wochit Politics
New Day W/ Chris Cuomo 02/09/18| White House Counsel Knew of Porter Abuse Claims for Full Year
New Day W/ Chris Cuomo 02/09/18| White House Counsel Knew of Porter Abuse Claims for Full Year
Published: 2018/02/09
Channel: The 45th
Report:  Former Obama White House Counsel Had  Role In Release Of  Hillary Clinton Emails.
Report: Former Obama White House Counsel Had Role In Release Of Hillary Clinton Emails.
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: MLordandGod
Panel on Source: White House Counsel Don McGahn Refused to fire Mueller. #MuellerProbe #Breaking
Panel on Source: White House Counsel Don McGahn Refused to fire Mueller. #MuellerProbe #Breaking
Published: 2018/01/27
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Trump loses patience with his White House counsel
Trump loses patience with his White House counsel
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: 24 NEWS TODAY
White House Ethics with Richard Painter
White House Ethics with Richard Painter
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: CTV North Suburbs
Former White House Counsel: Dodd-Frank is Unconstitutional
Former White House Counsel: Dodd-Frank is Unconstitutional
Published: 2012/07/26
Channel: Bloomberg Law
FBI files linking Hillary  to
FBI files linking Hillary to 'suicide' of White House counsel Vince Foster: vanished
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Martin Brodel
Former  Nixon White House Counsel Speaks on Attorney Gen Sessions Threatened To Resign. #Breaking
Former Nixon White House Counsel Speaks on Attorney Gen Sessions Threatened To Resign. #Breaking
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP COUNSEL - Who Is White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb
BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP COUNSEL - Who Is White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: XstrikeNL
The significance of Trump’s reported order to fire Mueller
The significance of Trump’s reported order to fire Mueller
Published: 2018/01/27
Channel: PBS NewsHour
White House leaks come from FBI, lawyers, staff: Fmr. Whitewater counsel
White House leaks come from FBI, lawyers, staff: Fmr. Whitewater counsel
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Fox Business
Former White House Counsel Says Government is Too Big
Former White House Counsel Says Government is Too Big
Published: 2013/07/03
Channel: MacIverInstitute
IRS Scandal: White House Counsel Learned IRS Problems in April
IRS Scandal: White House Counsel Learned IRS Problems in April
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Wall Street Journal
The West Wing - Cricket Bat
The West Wing - Cricket Bat
Published: 2010/11/15
Channel: Aubrey Stafford
How the White House responded to charges in the special counsel’s probe
How the White House responded to charges in the special counsel’s probe
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: Washington Post
Ex-White House Counsel: FBI Chief should "STAND UP OR STAND DOWN". #DonaldTrump
Ex-White House Counsel: FBI Chief should "STAND UP OR STAND DOWN". #DonaldTrump
Published: 2017/12/28
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
UpFront - Headliner: Former White House Counsel Gregory Craig
UpFront - Headliner: Former White House Counsel Gregory Craig
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: Al Jazeera English
White House Counsel And Personal Lawyers Butting Heads On Russia Probe
White House Counsel And Personal Lawyers Butting Heads On Russia Probe
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Wochit Politics
National Security: The Role of Senior Advisers in the White House
National Security: The Role of Senior Advisers in the White House
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: NYU School of Law
White House Counsel DON MCGAHN did NOTHING for a year except protect ROB PORTER - Richard Herman CNN
White House Counsel DON MCGAHN did NOTHING for a year except protect ROB PORTER - Richard Herman CNN
Published: 2018/02/11
Channel: Richard B. Herman
Fmr Nixon White House Counsel John Dean during Watergate talks about testifying before congress
Fmr Nixon White House Counsel John Dean during Watergate talks about testifying before congress
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: news672
FORMER OBAMA WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL HAD ROLE IN RELEASE OF CLINTON EMAILS!
FORMER OBAMA WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL HAD ROLE IN RELEASE OF CLINTON EMAILS!
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: Gotcha News Network
White House reacts to Mueller indictment
White House reacts to Mueller indictment
Published: 2018/02/17
Channel: CBS Evening News
White House counsel walks a fine line in serving Trump’s demands
White House counsel walks a fine line in serving Trump’s demands
Published: 2018/02/15
Channel: NEWS SEAN SPICER
Former Director of NSA James Clapper on Special Counsel asks White House for Documents. #Breaking
Former Director of NSA James Clapper on Special Counsel asks White House for Documents. #Breaking
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
White House doubles down on Russia claims, feels pressure on school safety
White House doubles down on Russia claims, feels pressure on school safety
Published: 2018/02/21
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Reports: Trump Ordered Firing Of Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Reports: Trump Ordered Firing Of Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Published: 2018/01/26
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
White House: Special counsel charges unrelated to Trump campaign
White House: Special counsel charges unrelated to Trump campaign
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: CBS News
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White House Counsel
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Incumbent
Don McGahn

since January 20, 2017
Formation 1943
First holder Samuel Rosenman

The White House Counsel is a staff appointee of the President of the United States whose role is to advise the President on all legal issues concerning the President and his Administration. The current White House Counsel is Don McGahn.

Responsibilities[edit]

The Office of Counsel to the President was created in 1943, and is responsible for advising on all legal aspects of policy questions, legal issues arising in connection with the President's decision to sign or veto legislation, ethical questions, financial disclosures, and conflicts of interest during employment and post employment. The Counsel's Office also helps define the line between official and political activities, oversees executive appointments and judicial selection, handles Presidential pardons, reviews legislation and Presidential statements, and handles lawsuits against the President in his role as President, as well as serving as the White House contact for the Department of Justice.

Limitations[edit]

Although the White House Counsel offers legal advice to the President, the Counsel does so in the President's official capacity, and does not serve as the President's personal attorney. Therefore, controversy has emerged over the scope of the attorney–client privilege between the Counsel and the President, namely with John Dean of Watergate notoriety. It is clear, however, that the privilege does not apply in strictly personal matters. It also does not apply to legislative proceedings by the U.S. Congress against the President due to allegations of misconduct while in office, such as formal censures or impeachment proceedings. In those situations the President relies on a personal attorney if he desires confidential legal advice. The office is also distinct from the judiciary, and from others who are not appointed to positions, but nominated by the President, and confirmed by the Senate. These would be foremost the Attorney General of the United States, and his or her principal deputy and other assistants, who are nominated by the President to oversee the United States Department of Justice, or the Solicitor General of the United States and his or her staff (he or she is the third-ranking official in the Justice Department), who argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (and in lower federal courts) for the Justice Department when it is a party to the case.

List of White House Counsels[edit]

Officeholder Term start Term end President
Samuel Rosenman October 2, 1943 February 1, 1946 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Clark Clifford February 1, 1946 January 31, 1950
Charles Murphy January 31, 1950 January 20, 1953
Bernard Shanley January 20, 1953 February 19, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gerald Morgan February 19, 1955 November 5, 1958
David Kendall November 5, 1958 January 20, 1961
Ted Sorensen January 20, 1961 February 29, 1964 John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Mike Feldman April 1964 January 17, 1965
Lee White January 17, 1965 February 11, 1966
Milton Semer February 14, 1966 December 31, 1966
Harry McPherson February 11, 1966 October 26, 1967
Larry Temple October 26, 1967 January 20, 1969
John Ehrlichman January 20, 1969 November 4, 1969 Richard Nixon
Charles Colson November 6, 1969 July 9, 1970
John Dean July 9, 1970 April 30, 1973
Leonard Garment April 30, 1973 August 9, 1974
William Casselman August 9, 1974 September 19, 1975 Gerald Ford
Philip Buchen September 19, 1975 January 20, 1977
Robert Lipshutz January 20, 1977 October 1, 1979 Jimmy Carter
Lloyd Cutler October 1, 1979 January 20, 1981
Fred Fielding January 20, 1981 May 23, 1986 Ronald Reagan
Peter Wallison May 23, 1986 March 20, 1987
Arthur Culvahouse March 20, 1987 January 20, 1989
C. Boyden Gray January 20, 1989 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Bernard Nussbaum January 20, 1993 March 8, 1994 Bill Clinton
Lloyd Cutler March 8, 1994 October 1, 1994
Abner Mikva October 1, 1994 November 1, 1995
Jack Quinn November 1, 1995 February 1997
Chuck Ruff February 1997 September 1999
Beth Nolan September 1999 January 20, 2001
Alberto Gonzales January 20, 2001 February 3, 2005 George W. Bush
Harriet Miers February 3, 2005 January 31, 2007
Fred Fielding January 31, 2007 January 20, 2009
Greg Craig January 20, 2009 January 3, 2010 Barack Obama
Bob Bauer January 3, 2010 June 30, 2011
Kathryn Ruemmler June 30, 2011 June 2, 2014
Neil Eggleston June 2, 2014 January 20, 2017
Don McGahn January 20, 2017 present Donald Trump

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