Apparently Trump's attorneys did not realize until a Saturday Times story the duration of McGahn's full cooperation with the Mueller attorneys. The paper said McGahn was motivated in part by fear that the president might set him up to be held responsible.
Baldwin asked Rosenzweig if it was a "no brainer" for McGahn to cooperate rather than taking the fall in the investigation.
And so here, as a practical matter, I don't think that Mr. McGahn had much of a choice at all but to go in and answer the questions.
Don McGahn, a veteran Washington campaign finance attorney and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, has been selected for White House counsel. They just have big, loud mouths, and we don't want to put up with that.
On Sunday morning, he continued sharing his thoughts on the article and tweeted that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT, '" adding that the story was "Fake News", and claimed that some in the media have apologized to him over it.
Giuliani also tried to make the case that having Trump sit down for an interview with Mueller's team would not accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.
But the strategy "put Don McGahn in an impossible situation, because once you waive that privilege and you turn over all those documents, Don McGahn has no choice then but to go in and answer everything, every question they could ask him", Chris Christie, a former USA attorney and a close ally of Trump, said on ABC News' This Week.
Trump's original legal team had encouraged McGahn and other White House officials to cooperate with Mueller, and McGahn spent hours in interviews.
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It remained up to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe, to make a final conclusion, Clapper said. John Kennedy of Louisiana was more explicit in describing Brennan: "I think I called him a butthead and I meant it".
While the president's team doesn't know what McGhan told the special counsel, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani believes it will be good for the president in the long run.
After the first interview last November, McGahn's attorney, William Burck, gave Trump's attorneys a brief, detail-light summary of what his client had said to investigating attorneys.
Trump said he brought immigration and Border Patrol agents to the White House to remind them that they're supported by the vast majority of Americans.
The president also repeatedly referred to Customs and Border Protection as "the CBC" - which is the common abbreviation for the Congressional Black Caucus, a group with whom he does not have the world's greatest working relationship.
Earlier this year, Brimelow described himself as a believer in "racial nationalism" who sees the future of the United States "precipitating out on racial lines".
During a scheduled event to honor immigration enforcement officers at the White House on Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump praised a Hispanic Customs and Border Protection agent by offhandedly telling the assembled crowd that he "speaks flawless English".
Trump lashed out about the report on Twitter, saying that The Times had falsely insinuated that McGahn had "turned" on him.