White House counsel Don McGahn will be stepping down this fall, top White House officials close to McGahn told Axios.
[NEW-Trump confirms: Don McGahn will be leaving the White House in the fall]
McGahn plans to step down from his position either after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed or after the 2018 midterm elections in November.
Although President Trump has not formally named a successor, according to the report, McGahn hopes that his position will be given to Emmet Flood.
Flood worked in both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and joined the Trump White House in May to assist in the Russia probe.
Sources say Flood has figured out a way to work with Trump, which would make him a good fit for White House counsel.
On Monday, reports emerged that Trump was butting heads with McGahn over potentially granting his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a pardon.
Manafort was charged last Tuesday with eight counts of bank and tax fraud, unrelated to his work with the Trump campaign. Trump wants to pardon these crimes, a move McGahn is adamantly opposes.