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White House lawyer McGahn has never bothered to hang pictures in his West Wing office figuring he will be fired any day: report



White House counsel Don McGahn is struggling to corral Donald Trump and believes he could be fired by the tempestuous president any day, The New York Times reported Saturday.

“He told colleagues that he travels light because he never knows when he might be asked to leave,” The Times reported.

McGahn chose not to decorate the walls and shelves his West Wing corner office.


“Several people who know him say he is intensely focused on his mission while maintaining a wry sense of humor and ironic detachment,” The Times noted. “The stresses can be enough that he will cancel his afternoon meetings and leave the White House.”

“President Trump picked the finest White House counsel I’ve ever worked with,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reportedly has urged McGahn to stay after threatening to resign.

With Ty Cobb now taking the lead on Trump’s legal defense, McGahn has been able to focus on confirming Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and twelve appeals court judges.

McGahn has “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that in his wildest dreams when he was going to law school he would never have imagined that he would have been in this position to have a direct effect on the courts for years to come,” said former Trump communications director Michael Dubke.

“I am sure he’s thought about quitting — I doubt there is a person in any West Wing that hasn’t thought about it — but this is very important to him,” Mr. Dubke said. “He views this as this is going to be his ultimate imprint on American government.”


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Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall



Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.

Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:





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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building



Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:




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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’



The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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