White House lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT,'' Trump says


Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn has told special counsel Robert Mueller as McGahn cooperates with Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

So the White House counsel and his attorney came up with a strategy to cooperate as extensively as possible with the special counsel in order to prove that there was no wrongdoing by McGahn, the newspaper reported.

McGahn has reportedly spent 30 hours being interviewed by Mueller's investigators, providing them with what was described as information that never would have been obtained otherwise. But it said another motivation was Mr. McGahn's fear that he could be placed in legal jeopardy because of decisions made in the White House that could be construed as obstruction of justice.

With one more potential supporter of white nationalists out of the White House, Donald Trump might be feeling increasingly lonely with his alt-right views these days.

The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.

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Citing a dozen current and former White House officials and others briefed on the matter, the newspaper said White House Counsel Donald McGahn had shared information, some of which the investigators would not have known about.

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"Time for Mueller investigation to file report", Giuliani wrote on Twitter.

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 US border, and the Islamaphobic travel ban - which Beattie once wrote an editorial defending while he was a visiting instructor at Duke University. "It was, he believed, the only choice he had to protect himself", The Times reported. "I allowed [McGahn] and all others to testify ― I didn't have to".

Brennan told NBC's Meet the Press he might take Trump to court.

It didn't work. On Sunday the president also claimed, without evidence, that "some members of the media are very Angry at the Fake Story in The New York Times" and had "actually called to complain and apologise".

Trump's personal legal team has urged the special counsel to wrap up its investigations by the time of the mid-term elections this fall, and Trump has maintained his innocence through the duration of the inquiry, calling the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt".

Trump also Sunday compared the investigation to McCarthyism.

Nixon administration attorney John Dean, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice during the 1970s Whitegate scandal, told Slate on Saturday that McGahn did the "right thing" to cooperate "extensively" with Mueller's investigation.