President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

McGahn's attorney William Burck added in a statement: "President Trump, through counsel, declined to assert any privilege over Mr. McGahn's testimony, so Mr. McGahn answered the Special Counsel team's questions fulsomely and honestly, as any person interviewed by federal investigators must".

President Donald Trump wrote a series of messages over the weekend of August 18 and 19 criticizing The New York Times about a story that suggested White House counsel Don McGahn has gone to unusual lengths to assist the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.

And former administration officials said it's unlikely that McGahn would still be serving in his top position in the administration if he had actually shared incriminating information about the president with Robert Mueller's team.

Miller, of course, has been the architect of some of Trump's most controversial policies, like the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the southern USA border, and the Islamaphobic travel ban - which Beattie once wrote an editorial defending while he was a visiting instructor at Duke University. "Witch Hunt!" Trump wrote on Twitter after the release of the report.

Sunday morning, Trump continued tweeting, affirming he had "nothing to hide".

President Trump's authorization of full cooperation was done when it was the White House's goal to conclude the Mueller investigation as quickly as possible.

"Also, it doesn't risk anything for the president, because the president can't be charged with anything based on what the counsel says", Dershowitz said.

"That didn't work", Dershowitz said.

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The Times reported that McGahn has told investigators that he has not witnessed the President take any action that exceeds "his legal authorities".

Trump blasted a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has been co-operating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with Trump's Republican campaign.

"The failing ↕nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type 'RAT,"' Trump wrote, misspelling the word "counsel", as he often does.

It's interesting that Trump would want people to look back to McCarthyism.

After the story was published on Saturday, Mr. Trump tweeted that he had told White House staff to cooperate.

The report states Trump incorrectly believed McGahn would act in the same manner as a personal lawyer would and defend his interests to investigators, but McGahn instead gave "a mix of information both potentially damaging and favorable to the president", including details of how Trump attempted to control the investigation.

Giuliani said McGahn's cooperation with Mueller was part of a legal strategy. As an officer of the court, he added, Mr. McGahn would have had to resign if he thought the President did anything illegal.

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