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Source: Washington Post

Trump expected to name Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone as next White House counsel, person familiar with decision says

Sunday 16:20 GMT

President Trump is expected to name conservative Catholic activist and longtime Washington commercial lawyer Pat Cipollone as his next White House Counsel to replace Donald McGahn, according to a person directly involved in the decision.

Cipollone, who practices commercial litigation at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, is a well liked and respected among Trump’s personal lawyers and had been informally advising them on the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections since at least June.

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Source: Fox News

Trump has chosen Pat Cipollone as new White House counsel, sources say

Sunday 19:59 GMT

President Trump has picked Washington attorney Pat Cipollone as the new White House counsel, two sources familiar with the decision told Fox News on Saturday.

WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL DON MCGAHN TO LEAVE JOB AFTER KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION VOTE, TRUMP SAYS. In late August, it emerged that Trump was considering tapping Cipollone – a former Justice Department attorney with the firm Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner – for the position.

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Source: The Guradian

Hostile players, irate fans and decisions that haunt you: who’d be a football ref?

Sunday 12:39 GMT

From children’s matches, where under-8s re-enact the cheating of the professional game, to the Premier League, where tens of thousands of people gather to sing, to the tune of Blue Moon, “Shit ref / You’re just another shit ref”, to be a match official is to be, in the vernacular of football, “the bastard in the black”.

In Yorkshire, they still curse the name of Ray Tinkler, the referee who in April 1971 allowed West Bromwich Albion to score a goal Leeds United believed cost them the league title; fans – not hooligans, but irate middle-aged men in raincoats – invaded the pitch.

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Source: Common Domain

Fannie Mae’s Comeback Captain Reflects on His Tenure

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Fannie Mae was receiving massive capital infusions from the Treasury Department, managing tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and facing bipartisan calls for its abolition when Timothy Mayopoulos joined the mortgage-finance company nine years ago as general counsel.

The real shift in mindset that happened here was people stopped thinking about what’s going to happen to Fannie Mae and instead starting asking themselves, what should the housing system of the future look like and how can you be a part of laying the foundation for that?


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