His successor will be veteran Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone, who has been informally advising Trump's personal attorneys for months on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
White House counsel Donald McGahn listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies September 27 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. McGahn resigned from the Trump administration on Wednesday.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump also did not back down from derisively nicknaming porn actress Stormy Daniels "horseface" hours earlier.
Asked if it was appropriate to insult a woman's appearance, Mr Trump responded: "You can take it any way you want".
Don McGahn, 50, served as White House counsel to President Donald Trump and was seen as instrumental in implementing the administration's conservative policies.
‘It certainly looks like’ Khashoggi is dead, consequences will be ‘severe’
Khashoggi refused, and was killed. "I know what I'm going to do and I'm going to sanction the hell out of Saudi". When asked about the consequences for those involved, Trump vowed they would be 'very severe'.
Marking the latest escalation in Cohen's growing animosity towards Trump, the source said he is open to doing a range of things to try to help the Democratic Party, including stumping for candidates, giving speeches and helping raise money.
Repeatedly stressing what he saw as the achievements of his first two years, Trump said he'd be seeking another term because there was "always more work to do".
As much as President Donald Trump has ridiculed media as "the enemy of the people", rebuking "fake news", here is some real news from Newsweek showing he is a friend of the media: President Trump "is taking more questions than any president in history". "He's very talented and he's a very good man, but I don't want to say yet".
"I'm not running. I mean, there are many people that have said to me, 'I will never, ever go and vote in the midterms because you're not running and I don't think you like Congress, '" he said. Still, Trump noted he was not on the ballot and said some voters have told him they won't vote in the midterms because he's not running.
Weeks away from the mid-term elections, Democrats are hopeful about their chances to recapture the House, while Republicans are increasingly confident they can retain control of the U.S. senate.