President Trump said Tuesday that Pat Cipollone will serve as his new White House counsel as his current counsel, Don McGahn, is expected to leave his position this fall.

In an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday, Trump confirmed earlier reports that Cipollone would be taking over for McGahn.

"Pat is a brilliant lawyer, strategist, and has a deep knowledge of the workings of government," Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal attorneys, said of Cipollone.

McGahn announced over the summer that he would be departing the White House after now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed.

Cipollone will be taking over a position where he will most likely deal with a heavy amount of congressional subpoenas and investigations, especially if Democrats were to take back a majority in Congress in November midterms.

Trump and McGahn recently have butted heads over Trump wanting to grant his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, a pardon. Manafort was convicted of eight counts of bank and tax fraud unrelated to the Trump campaign.