Dershowitz: 'Less Bad' For McGahn to Testify Than for Trump To

Lester Mason
August 19, 2018

"I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel", Trump tweeted.

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and alleged Trump campaign collusion, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Trump says he allowed McGahn and others to testify. "I have nothing to hide".

"Time for Mueller investigation to file report", Giuliani tweeted earlier Saturday.

Sources told the Times that McGahn has had three voluntary interviews with Mueller's team totaling 30 hours.

Although Dean was part of the White House-led efforts under President Richard Nixon to cover up the Watergate scandal, his decision to testify to Congress about it was crucial to exposing the affair and causing Nixon to resign from office 44 years ago.

Rudy Giuliani, who joined the president's outside legal team after Dowd resigned, told Reuters on Saturday that Trump's lawyers had been in contact with McGahn's counsel after he was interviewed and possessed "emails that say he provided nothing that was damaging or incriminating to the president".

White House Counsel Don McGahn attends U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks about prescription drug prices at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 11, 2018.

According to the Times, McGahn became concerned that Trump planned to set him up to be held responsible for any potential illegal incidents of obstruction, citing people close to him. "Unlike Nixon, however, Trump won't leave willingly or graciously".

"I doubt you have ANY IDEA what McGahn has told Mueller", Dean added. Also, Nixon knew I was meeting with prosecutors, b/c I told him. "I don't think it is a reach to have that in your consciousness". It noted that McGahn played a key role in stopping Trump from firing Mueller, who was made special counsel after Comey's firing. Russian Federation also denies claims it interfered in the polls two years ago, which saw Donald Trump defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

"The meeting was originally for the objective of getting information about Clinton", he said, adding that the Trump team didn't know that Natalia Veselnitskaya was Russian - even though emails later released by Trump Jr. show that she was described as a "Russian government attorney".

"It's somebody's version of the truth, not the truth", he said, telling NBC's Chuck Todd: "Truth isn't truth".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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