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Dershowitz on NYT report on McGahn cooperation with Müller
White House counsel Don McGahn, allegedly, counsel Robert Müller cooperates intensively with special; Alan Dershowitz weighs in on ‘Fox & Friends.’
“Bad lawyering,” by President Trump’s former lawyers stated that the recent reports that White House counsel Don McGahn had spoken, finally, with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the team, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Sunday.
Fox News confirmed on Saturday that McGahn had met several times with Federal investigators, in the midst of a New York Times report that the sit-downs in total, more than 30 hours over nine months.
Christie explicitly from the former Trump’s lawyers, Ty Cobb, and John Dowd, due to invoke executive privilege, and first of all cooperation with investigators, he said, to be called, forced to McGahn, the hand and the President exposed to legal difficulties.
“This shows what can be had for a C-level legal Department of the President, Ty Cobb and John Dowd,” said Christie on ABC’s “This week.”
Cobb and Dowd had largely a strategy of cooperation with the special counsel probe, the administration says had nothing to hide. But, Christie charged, as soon as Cobb and Dowd, the President is the “legal privilege”, shielded him from investigators to document requests, you can actually be prevented, the President of the future of lawyers from legal privilege in the future.
“You never give up. Absolutely not,” Christie added, referring to the Executive branch and attorney-client privileges, the lapse would the investigators have considerable access to Trump administration officials and documents. “And Don McGhan put in an impossible position. Once you waive that privilege and turn all of the documents, Don McGahn has no other choice then but to go, and the answer to everything, answer every question you ask him.
“That was in the president’s interest,” Christie. “If he had received good legal advice at the time, he would have done something else. It is bad legal advice, bad lawyering, and this is the result of that.”
Meanwhile, Alan Dershowitz Fox & Friends “said” on Sunday, McGahn likely no attorney-client privilege trump because he represents the White house, the President himself. But on the executive privilege issue, Dershowitz Cobb and Dowd said, made a “difficult decision”, but a sensible, not just worked.
TRUMP ATTY RUDY GIULIANI: MÜLLER IS NOT A ” LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATION
A source reached, the saying of Fox News, the Times played down the article, that it does not seem to be something enlightening in the report, the information and added that it was already known that Trump had instructed McGahn cooperation with Müller ‘ s team.
And John Dowd, Trump’s former lead outside lawyer, told Fox News that “Don McGahn was a very strong testimony for the President.”
Trump on Sunday, “tweeted that McGahn related to John Dean type ‘RATS’,” on the Watergate-era White house lawyer turned on Richard Nixon.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News: “The President and Don’t have a great relationship. He appreciates all the hard work he has done, especially his help and expertise with the judges, and the Supreme court.”
The Times report comes under pressure from Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, for Müller, at the conclusion of the months long investigation.
Seen on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Giuliani Müller pressed to wrap up the probe and said McGahn was not revealed to be significantly harmful to the information about the Trump-because that would mean he was complicit in crime.
The precipitated @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today to say that as White House Councel Don McGahn gave hours of testimony to the special Councel, he needs a John Dean type “RAT.” But I let him and all the others to witness – I had not. I have nothing to hide……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2018
“The New York Times uses very cleverly the idea, he worked extensively-well, yeah, sure, he has said” Giuliani. “It is a complicated thing. We are confident, however, that he said nothing wrong about the President, and we are confident, because of the man [McGahn] is a man of integrity, and he would have resigned, if such a thing would have happened.”
Giuliani turned to the ex-CIA Director John Brennan, whose security check has been blocked by President Trump last week. Brennan has floated the idea of Trump being sued for the move, which is calculated to have some critics raise First Amendment concerns — and Giuliani was said, he would like to try it.
“Then we take his deposition immediately,” Giuliani said. “I would volunteer to do. I would like to have Brennan under oath. … My payment for this investigation, and my representation of the President is to depose John Brennan, one of the largest, biggest fraud in the history of this country.”
The White house accused Brennan of misleading Congress about the CIA spying on the Senate, as a politicization of his security review.
Speaking separately on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Giuliani criticism is not get online to tell host Chuck Todd, “the truth is the truth,” as part of his argument that the Federal investigators can sometimes witnesses start to fall in the so-called “perjury,” even if you tell the truth, as long as you can, find other witnesses, the examination of their claims.
Todd replied: “This is always a bad meme.”
Fox News ” Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.