Trump will reportedly tap DOJ veteran Pat Cipollone to replace Don McGahn as White House counsel as he takes a more combative approach toward Mueller

President Donald Trump will likely name Justice Department veteran Pat Cipollone to replace the outgoing White House counsel Don McGahn, according to multiple media reports.

Speculation that Trump would tap Cipollone for the position picked up steam over the summer, when McGahn’s departure was first announced.

Cipollone currently practices at the Washington DC-based law firm Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner.

His biography on the firm’s website states that Cipollone has “substantial expertise” in defamation

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