Don McGahn, White House Counsel to President-elect Donald Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Don McGahn, who spent almost two years as White House counsel and became a witness against the president in the Mueller investigation, has departed the Trump administration, the New York Times reports.

What's next: McGahn will be replaced by Washington litigator Pat Cipollone, as scooped by Axios' Jonathan Swan on Saturday. Trump had been looking for loyalty in his next White House Counsel, per Swan. He grew to loathe and distrust McGahn, and wanted somebody whom he felt would be unquestioningly "loyal" and who actually wanted the job. McGahn had been working "extensively" with Robert Mueller's team and had shared "detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart" of the special counsel's investigation.

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The Manhattan District Attorney's office suggested for the first time Monday that it's investigating President Trump and his company for "alleged bank and insurance fraud," the New York Times first reported.

The state of play: The disclosure was made in a filing in federal court that seeks to force accounting firm Mazars USA to comply with a subpoena for eight years of Trump's personal and corporate tax returns.

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The Democratic chairs of the House Oversight and House Foreign Affairs committees announced subpoenas Monday for four State Department officials as part of their investigation into the firing of former Inspector General Steve Linick.

Why it matters: The two committees, in addition to Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are investigating whether Linick was fired because he was probing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Department's attempts to bypass Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.