Apparently Trump’s lawyers have no idea what White House counsel Don McGhan told Robert Mueller. Uh oh.

By | 2018-08-21T04:13:04+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Well, I think this helps to explain some of the Twitter rants of the last two days.

Courtesy of NYT:

President Trump’s lawyers do not know just how much the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, told the special counsel’s investigators during months of interviews, a lapse that has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.

The president’s lawyers said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. McGahn had said nothing injurious to the president during the 30 hours of interviews. But Mr. McGahn’s lawyer has offered only a limited accounting of what Mr. McGahn told the investigators, according to two people close to the president.

That has prompted concern among Mr. Trump’s advisers that Mr. McGahn’s statements could help serve as a key component for a damning report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which the Justice Department could send to Congress, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers realized on Saturday that they had not been provided a full accounting after The New York Times published an article describing Mr. McGahn’s extensive cooperation with Mr. Mueller’s office. After Mr. McGahn was initially interviewed by the special counsel’s office in November, Mr. Trump’s lawyers never asked for a complete description of what Mr. McGahn had said, according to a person close to the president.

Mr. McGahn’s lawyer, William A. Burck, gave the president’s lawyers a short overview of the interview but few details, and he did not inform them of what Mr. McGahn said in subsequent interactions with the investigators, according to a person close to Mr. Trump. Mr. McGahn and Mr. Burck feared that Mr. Trump was setting up Mr. McGahn to take the blame for any possible wrongdoing, so they embraced the opening to cooperate fully with Mr. Mueller in an effort to demonstrate that Mr. McGahn had done nothing wrong.

This point was made painfully obvious after Chuck Todd asked Rudy Giuliani on MTP if he had any idea what McGhan had shared with the investigators and Giulini sputtered like a leaky tire until he eventually confessed that he had no real idea. 

So I think we can now look to see what happens with McGhan’s employment in the next few days. 

Trump must be charging around the West Wing like a wounded tangerine wildebeest right about now and I would not be at all surprised if he starts firing lawyers and advisers in a paranoid attempt to protect himself from further humiliations. 

Or at this point Don McGhan might simply say, fuck it, and decide to leave on his own. 

Oh, THAT would really send Trump further over the edge! 

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9 Comments

  1. anon August 20, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply
  2. AJ August 20, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    There is a story on the Daily Mail with Sarah whining about her girls being stalked. That’s just a part of being famous, I don’t think she gets that. You give up your privacy when you drag your kids threw the headlines. Fame also brings the scum to the top along with the cream.

    • lewsiffer August 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      She’s just jumping on the “Dakota being stalked and robbed by the Palin’s stalker Shawn Christy” bandwagon. Apparently he’s not been apprehended so perhaps Sarah and the girls will get some media exposure if he shows back up on one of their doorsteps. Any press is good press for these whores, right?

      And hey, if you women don’t want to be harassed how about keeping a lower profile instead of throwing yourself out on every social media platform whoring this or that product like some sort of low-rent Kartrashians?

    • Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Maybe they are just “fans” wanted to buy their poop tea 🙂

  3. Anon August 20, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/20/former-white-house-special-counsel-don-mcgahn.html

    CON·ster·NA·TION CONstipation?

    “Don McGahn is the White House counsel was a FACT witness in a criminal investigation, and he has an obligation to answer questions that are put to him. It’s as simple as that.”
    “Trump didn’t “allow” McGahn to testify. He had to testify under the law. Don McGahn is not Trump’s lawyer” “The D.C. Circuit court of appeals in 1998 decided this question pretty definitively and said if you are a government lawyer working on behalf of the American people, and you are advising the president or other government officials, there is not a traditional attorney/client privilege”

  4. Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Don McGahn is worried shitless that Trump got a vile of Novichok from Putin

  5. Whatevs August 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    @AJ and for Sarah, stalked= criticizing the stupid choices and lifestyles those kids brag about on their public instagrams.

  6. Anon August 20, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    It is unsettling that Trump is attacking John Dean as a “rat” defending McGahn is not a rat. There may be facts that McGahn has been questioned about he could not claim attorney client privilege as he is not Trump’s personal attorney. Perhaps Trump did not grasp this until the NYT reported on this.

    • Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      Trump doesn’t know anything about the law except how to break it. That is what happens when you surround yourself with people that are attorneys that are in fact criminals themselves.

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