Trump Confirms WH Counsel’s Talks With Mueller, Says He’s No ‘John Dean Type RAT’

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Don McGahn, White House Counsel to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the pro... NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Don McGahn, White House Counsel to President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 19, 2018 9:43 am
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President Donald Trump tweeted at length on Saturday and Sunday in response to a New York Times report that White House counsel Don McGahn had cooperated “extensively” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, sitting for at least 30 hours of discussions over three voluntary interviews.

Trump appeared to object to the Times’ reporting that he may not know the true extent of McGahn’s cooperation, and to the Times’ reporting that McGahn “told people he was determined to avoid the fate of the White House counsel for President Richard M. Nixon, John W. Dean, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate scandal.”

The President also compared Mueller to Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), a strange analysis, given that Trump and McCarthy shared a lawyer, Roy Cohn, and given that, unlike McCarthy, Mueller has made almost no public statements about his work outside of court.

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