White House lawyer Donald McGahn 'cooperating extensively' with Robert Mueller

Let's try to navigate through this Beltway Hall of Mirrors.

"We protected [the President] by not asserting attorney-client privilege", Dowd added, saying that if Trump's legal team had not allowed for White House officials like McGahn to undergo voluntary interviews with Mueller's team, then they would have been called to testify before a grand jury.

The Times reported that McGahn provided the investigators "detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice".

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russian Federation investigation as "McCarthyism".

Mr. Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani told CBS News' Major Garrett earlier this month that he's "more optimistic" that a potential interview between the president and Mueller might occur, putting the odds of that taking place at "50-50". No Collusion, No Obstruction.

Trump on Sunday continued to rail against the Mueller investigation, which he has labeled a "witch hunt".

Giuliani said he did not believe McGahn was cooperating against the president, noting Trump's lawyers and McGahn's have a joint defense agreement that would have otherwise ended. The former White House speechwriter said they visited to deliver a "stand-alone, academic talk titled 'The Intelligentsia and the Right.' I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely".

Lanny Davis told Politico on Sunday that he had reached out to John Dean, the former White House counsel who became a key witness in the Watergate scandal after pleading guilty to a single count of obstruction of justice.

He also said that McGahn's cooperation does not mean that the information is damaging.

In 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federation had used a state-authorised campaign of cyber attacks and fake news stories planted on social media in an attempt to turn the election against Hillary Clinton.

"The Failing New York Times wrote a story that made it seem like the White House Councel [sic] had TURNED on the President, when in fact it is just the opposite - & the two Fake reporters knew this".

"Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!" he wrote in another tweet. "So bad for America!" McGahn and his own lawyer, William Burck, were surprised by this decision, sources told the newspaper, and questioned whether he was potentially being set up.

On Saturday, John Dean tweeted that McGahn is doing the right thing.

After the story was published on Saturday, Mr. Trump tweeted that he had told White House staff to cooperate. Joseph McCarthy, who led the '50s-era crusade against communism that resulted in many Americans being blacklisted for their suspected views.


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