Trump attacks New York Times report on Don McGahn's cooperation with Mueller

by Garry Watts August 20, 2018, 5:24
Trump attacks New York Times report on Don McGahn's cooperation with Mueller

President Trump is defending himself and the White House from the ongoing Russian Federation probe, saying he has "nothing to hide" amid reports that White House Counsel Don McGahn is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

And former administration officials said it's unlikely that McGahn would still be serving in his top position in the administration if he had actually shared incriminating information about the president with Robert Mueller's team. The president immediately reacted Saturday evening, saying that it was he who allowed McGahn and others to be interviewed and ordered "millions" of pages of documents to be provided. 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. No Collusion, No Obstruction.

In doing so, Trump also bragged about what he said was the transparency his administration has reportedly shown in dealing with the Russian Federation investigation (despite reports that Trump's team has been stalling and adding conditions for an actual interview).

The president's lawyers said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. McGahn had said nothing injurious to the president during the 30 hours of interviews.

It is unclear, the Times notes, whether Trump has fully realized McGahn has taken this approach, which is extremely unusual for a defense attorney. But he had drawn an analogy to the communist witch hunt once before - when he falsely claimed that President Barack Obama had tapped his phones in Trump Tower.

As a result, they reportedly made a decision to cooperate in order to clear McGahn of any wrongdoing.

GOP lawmaker: Russian meddling fanned the flames in Charlottesville
Later, a woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured. He told reporters Wednesday that central Charlottesville would be be accessible by only two entry points.

The news follows a Saturday report by the Times that McGahn had been cooperating with Mueller extensively.

"Time for Mueller investigation to file report", Giuliani wrote on Twitter. "I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent".

Dean was White House counsel for Nixon, a Republican, during the Watergate scandal.

"Study the late Joseph McCarthy", the president wrote of the Wisconsin senator who led efforts to criminalise "un-American" political beliefs, "because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!"

According to the Times, McGahn became concerned that Trump planned to set him up to be held responsible for any potential illegal incidents of obstruction, citing people close to him. Trump tweeted, claiming in another tweet that the Mueller probe was "McCarthyism at its WORST!".

"When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well that's so silly because it's somebody's version of the truth".

Recommended News


TOP News

How major USA stock indexes fared Thursday Consumer News
Shares of Apple (AAPL.O) rose 0.8 percent , while those of Amazon (AMZN.O) were up 0.6 percent and Microsoft (MSFT.O) 0.4 percent. Chip stocks fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the USA semiconductor industry saying upside to estimates is hard to come by.

This is why medical school is free at NYU
Debt incurred by paying for medical school tuition fundamentally influences the demographic profile of medical school classes. On average, doctors now graduating from a private school do so with $202,000 in debt.

Cardiff City 0 Newcastle United 0
When Sean Morrison saw a cross from Muto strike his arm, he was mortified to see the referee , Craig Pawson , award a penalty. It earned the Bluebirds a point, which they will take to John Smith's Stadium next weekend when they face Huddersfield Town.

"Samsung Unveils its Latest 6.4" Galaxy Note 9 Flagship Smartphone
Of course, if you just want a powerhouse (something you could use as a work phone, for example) then the Note 9 has you covered. Watch this space for more information on the Samsung Galaxy Home speaker as and when it emerges...

Man City boss Guardiola blames World Cup for De Bruyne injury
He is one of the most fascinating, incredible players in the whole history of Spain. They (the football authorities) say "let's go" and we are in the competition.

FLASHBACK: Ocasio-Cortez Accused Primary Opponent of 'Avoiding a Debate'
Beginning a year ago , Sanders-backed candidates faltered in an Omaha mayoral race and a nationally watched House race in Montana. Tuesday night brought Sanders and his army their latest blow, with a pair of high-profile losses in MI and Kansas.

Man Utd scorer Shaw: "The best feeling in my career"
He also won the World Cup this summer, starring for France as they beat Croatia in the final. Naturally, not everyone was as pleased for Shaw as his teammates and the home supporters.

AC Milan Making Progress Towards Signing Chelsea Star
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly declared France worldwide Tiémoué Bakayoko surplus to requirement this season. Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of joining AC Milan on-loan with an option to buy, according to reports in Italy.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Finally Official, All You Need to Know!
Nothing much to differentiate here, except for the extra digitizer on the Note 9 which supports the S-pen input. A dual-lens camera , with better zooming, came to the Note 8 months before the S9 Plus got it, for instance.

Pres. Trump: We Won't Pay For Pastor's Release Because He's Innocent
The Turkish Lira has lost almost 40 percent of its value against the USA dollar since the start of the year. Its leader lives in Pennsylvania and the USA has rejected calls from Turkey to have him extradited.