❝ In a triumph of the middling, a nod to mediocrity, and with gorge rising... ❞— TOBY ZIEGLER This article is in need of improvement! Help The West Wing Wiki by adding to it, evaluating the content and layout. If you need more information don't hesitate to ask an admin Gates was the second person to serve as Chief White House Counsel under President Josiah Bartlet, following Cochran, but was soon replaced by Solomon. When President Bartlet pondered why White House Counsels did not last very long under him, Chief of Staff Leo McGarry said that Counsels agree to advise the President and then he "didn't let them in." ("Bad Moon Rising") Trivia Gates was never seen on screen, and was only mentioned after Lionel Tribbey and Oliver Babish had been introduced. Retrieved from "https://westwing.fandom.com/wiki/Gates?oldid=26448" Categories: Improvement Characters Legal Democrats White House Staff Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.