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NYT: White House counsel Don McGahn cooperation with Müller
The New York Times reported that White house counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating closely with special counsel Robert Müller.
White House Counsel Don McGahn has spoken with the investigators of Special Counsel Robert Müller investigative team several times, Fox News confirmed Saturday.
The revelation comes in the midst of a New York Times report, citing multiple sources, indicating that McGahn willingly spoke to the team members, resulting in, among other things, whether President Trump obstructed justice – for 30 hours over the course of at least three different occasions. He reported, gave an insight into Trump’s behavior in relation to Miller’s investigation.
The special counsel investigates alleged Russian interference and possible collusion with Trump ally of the campaign, 2016 presidential elections.
Certain incidents mentioned in these conversations, the moments surrounding Trump involved in the decision to fire former FBI Director, James Comey, and his reported preference to that General state monitor advocate Jeff Sessions of examination (in the end, he has recused himself), according to The times.
Trump seems to be the Saturday report tweeted responds: “I may, White house Counsel Don McGahn, and all other members of staff of the White house, cooperate fully with the Special Councel. In addition, we have willingly gave over a million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstacle. “Witch hunt!”
I left the White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other members of staff of the White house, cooperate fully with the Special Counsel. In addition, we have willingly gave over a million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstacle. Witch hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
A source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News, McGahn voice Müller at length on three occasions. However, the source Times played down “- article, say that it doesn’t seem to be something enlightening in the report, the information and added that it was already known that Trump instructed McGahn cooperation with Müller ‘ s team.
The special Council declined to comment when contacted by Fox News.
McGahn first of all, the cooperation with Müller’s team at the behest of Trump started, the original team of lawyers, The reported Times. McGahn and his own lawyer were surprised by this decision, sources told the newspaper, and wondered if he set up a potentially. As a result, you have to cooperate, allegedly, decided to, in order to clarify the behavior McGahn of any wrong.
John Dowd, Trump’s former lead outside lawyer, told Fox News that “Don McGahn was a very strong testimony for the President.”
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.
Time for the Mueller investigation to file report. We publish our. You will not interfere with the choice of how Comey.The President had nothing to do with the Russians. He did not know, did not hinder the investigation. 1.4 million documents, and 32 witnesses, not a privilege triggered.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 18, 2018
“Time for the Mueller investigation to “file-report” Giuliana tweeted early Saturday. “We publish our. You will not interfere with the choice of how Comey. The President had nothing to do with the Russians. He did not know, did not hinder the investigation. 1.4 million documents, and 32 witnesses, not a privilege.”
Fox News’ John Roberts and Ellison Barber contributed to this report.