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Cohen's attorney says he sought out lawyer who took down Nixon

Cohen's attorney says he sought out lawyer who took down Nixon

President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed a report that he was not fully aware of the extent of White House counsel Don McGahn's cooperation with the special counsel's investigation. Let's try to navigate through this Beltway Hall of Mirrors.

Trump tweeted early Sunday morning calling a New York Times "FAKE" that reported that McGahn has discussed accounts of multiple episodes at the center of Mueller's probe into whether Trump obstructed justice.

"Mr. McGahn and his lawyer, William A. Burck, could not understand why Mr. Trump was so willing to allow Mr. McGahn to speak freely to the special counsel and feared Mr. Trump was setting up Mr. McGahn to take the blame for any possible illegal acts of obstruction, according to people close to him".

Dean tweeted Saturday night in response to the Times story: "Trump, a total incompetent, is bungling and botching his handling of Russiagate".

Trump upbraided the press for supposedly fixating on the Mueller investigation and said they should focus more of their energy on the corruption of Democrats.

Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday evening that he "allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel".

McGahn, the newspaper said, shared information on Trump's comments and actions during the firing of the F.B.I. director, James Comey, and the president's obsession with putting a loyalist in charge of the inquiry, including his repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to claim oversight of it.

The newspaper also reported that, according to a person with knowledge of the President's thinking, Trump incorrectly thought that McGahn would act as a personal attorney would and exclusively defend the President's interests in interactions with the special counsel team.

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Giuliani also tried to make the case that having Trump sit down for an interview with Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.

McGahn reportedly threatened to quit when Trump raised the possibility of firing Mueller previous year, a month after Mueller had been named as special counsel.

Darren Beattie, a policy aide and speechwriter in Donald Trump's White House, has exited their position. Mr. McGahn cautioned to investigators that he never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities.

The Times article calls Trump's lawyers' failure to ask McGahn what he planned to say to the Mueller team "careless".

The report said the president had wrongly believed that McGahn would act as his personal lawyer and exclusively defend his interests to investigators.

"Lot to cover", Dowd said in text message.

"It is not clear that Mr. Trump appreciates the extent to which Mr. McGahn has cooperated with the special counsel", Times reporters added.

Giuliani said McGahn's cooperation with Mueller was part of a legal strategy. He added about the Times report, "We think it was leaked to get the President to testify - that he would get angry at (McGahn) the way he did at Omarosa - and would want to testify".


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