Trump told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday night that he had chosen Cipollone, a partner at the Washington law firm Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, to take the position.
"I don't believe anybody has ever had this kind of impact", Trump told the AP, defending his efforts to rally support for candidates across the country.
The White House counsel would bear the brunt of congressional subpoenas and investigations should Democrats retake the House of Representatives in next month's elections. He accused Mr Cohen of lying when testifying under oath that the president coordinated on a hush-money scheme to buy Ms Daniels' silence. Trump called his son a "good young guy" and said he did what any political aide would have done. I mean, there are many people that have said to me.
"We had a real nice conversation", Thomas recalls about his phone call with the president about the painting.
His connection to the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will forever be tainted with the party's repugnant decision to push the confirmation through the Senate despite credible allegations of sexual assault and perjury against him - and the disgrace of Kavanaugh's unhinged and partisan testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Trump, who does not drink alcohol, appears to be having a soda.
"I think we're going to do well". As he has done previously, Trump played down his relationship with Cohen in the AP interview, calling his former longtime attorney "a PR person who did small legal work" and saying it was "very sad" that Cohen had struck a plea deal with prosecutors. 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.
One haunting aspect of "The Republican Club" is the ghostly female figure in the background to the left, a figure who Thomas says represents a future woman Republican president.
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 United States senate.