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Oops: White House Counsel Don McGahn ‘Cooperated Extensively’ With Robert Mueller In Obstruction Probe

"They were snookered".

There's news from Trump legal land and as usual, it isn't great if you're the President. If you've been keeping close tabs on this ongoing soap opera, you probably remember that Don McGahn reportedly threatened to quit last year when Trump tried to have Robert Mueller fired. According to a New York Times piece published in late January, Trump ordered the special counsel fired in June of 2017, “but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.” If you believe the Times (and you probably should in this case), once Trump became aware that the special counsel was looking into obstruction of justice, the President made three arguments for dispatching with Mueller: First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., prompted then-F.B.I director Mueller to resign his membership Second, Trump claimed it wasn't possible for Mueller to be impartial because he had recently worked for a law firm that represented Jared Kushner Finally, Trump said Mueller had been interviewed to return as F.B.I. director the day before Rod Rosenstein appointed him special coun
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1 comment on “Oops: White House Counsel Don McGahn ‘Cooperated Extensively’ With Robert Mueller In Obstruction Probe

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe McGahn just believes in defending the Constitution. (I’m being charitable)

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