Schiff: McGahn's resignation shows White House is in 'attack mode' against Mueller

Schiff: McGahn's resignation shows White House is in 'attack mode' against Mueller

Schiff: McGahn's resignation shows White House is in 'attack mode' against Mueller

The Post reported that White House aides and counsel Don McGahn, who is expected to leave his position this fall, have cited the likelihood of impeachment in order to convince the president against doing things that they believe would hurt him.

McGahn was instrumental in Trump's nomination of both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh - judges with strong conservative records - to the Supreme Court.

In today's installment of I Alone Can Tweet It, President Donald Trump's announcement of Don McGahn's departure today was apparently not something McGahn was aware of ahead of time.

Trump has been particularly frustrated with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from over seeing the Russian Federation investigation and has repeatedly considered firing Sessions. But McGahn and Trump are still on "amicable" terms, Giuliani said.

"People like him", Sanders said of Flood. But his relationship with Trump, by some news accounts, has become more strained in recent weeks when news surfaced that McGahn, with Trump's approval, had voluntarily sat for 30 hours of interviews over several months with Mueller's investigators.

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Trump insisted that he actually allowed McGahn and others to cooperate with Mueller because he had "nothing to hide" and wanted to get to the end of the investigation. Judiciary Chairman and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tweeted that he hoped it wasn't true McGahn is leaving, telling Trump: "U can't let that happen". Trump said on Twitter. "He's super well-respected around the building but there's not a plan locked in place at this point".

The source said Trump asked McGahn to raise what he said were Mueller's conflicts with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because the president thought they were serious enough to remove Mueller.

McGahn has led the Trump Administration's efforts to reshape the judiciary while confronting turmoil in the West Wing surrounding the ongoing Special Counsel probe.

McGahn was the White House official approached in January 2017 by Sally Yates, then the acting attorney general, over concerns that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail because of conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The announcement of his departure comes amid revelations McGahn extensively cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team probing Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 election. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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