The confirmation of President Trump's nominee would mark the culmination of a right-wing legal counterrevolution that has been decades in the making.
President Trump says McGahn will step down after the Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. McGahn has played a major role in Trump's overhaul of the federal judiciary with conservative judges.
The president's tirade follows a report that White House attorney Don McGahn has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel.
The bottom line is that we may never see the special counsel's findings unless he persuades a grand jury to return an indictment against the president.
Donald Trump's chief of staff acknowledges mistakes in the handling of abuse allegations against a top aide but puts the onus on the FBI and the Justice Department to provide more timely updates on background checks.
Trump's words after the Rob Porter resignation serve as a high-profile illustration of the obstacles many women face in speaking out about their experiences.
Questions are swirling about the White House chief of staff's defense of an aide he fought to keep in a sensitive West Wing job after the official was accused of abuse by two ex-wives.
Last June, Donald Trump reportedly ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. If true, the order was illegal.
"... the president would be best served by never discussing the investigation ... except in private conversations with his attorney," says Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
The New York Times alleges that the president backed off in June after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign rather than convey the order to the Justice Department.