McGahn said a big part of his job as White House counsel was to deregulate and rein in the “administrative state.”
He said he did that by writing deregulatory executive orders and picking judicial nominees who wanted to limit the power of federal agencies.
He talked about Trump nominating judges who agree that the courts have given too much flexibility to federal agencies to interpret laws and enforce regulations.
McGahn said they looked for potential judges who wanted to reconsider the “Chevron deference,” which requires the courts to defer to federal agencies’ “reasonable” interpretations of ambiguous laws.
McGahn said Trump’s judges will spend 30–40 years unwinding the power of executive agencies.