It's been a tough couple of days for whatever's left of Donald Trump's legal team and in keeping with recent precedent, the problem is, well, Donald Trump's legal team.
From the very beginning of the Robert Mueller probe, experts variously suggested that Trump was woefully outgunned on the legal front. That contention has been borne out on any number of occasions and it was validated in dramatic fashion over the weekend when The New York Times detailed some 30 hours of interviews White House counsel Don McGahn gave to the special counsel.
Apparently, McGahn couldn't understand why John Dowd and Ty Cobb insisted on being transparent with Mueller. Lacking a plausible explanation for what he and his attorney believed to be a foolhardy strategy, McGahn assumed he was being set up to take the fall for obstruction. So, in an effort to inoculate himself, the White House counsel told Mueller's team everything he knew about key events including, but no limited to, the firing of James Comey, Trump's efforts to pressure Jeff Sessions and, importantly, the President's alleged attempts to fire Mueller himself.
Subsequently, the Times reported that McGahn and his lawyer Bill Burck did not
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