Trump’s White House counsel is totally spilling his guts to Robert Mueller.

By | 2018-08-19T08:47:36+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and others briefed on the matter.

In at least three voluntary interviews with investigators that totaled 30 hours over the past nine months, Mr. McGahn described the president’s furor toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond to it. He provided the investigators examining whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice a clear view of the president’s most intimate moments with his lawyer.

Among them were Mr. Trump’s comments and actions during the firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and Mr. Trump’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. Mr. McGahn was also centrally involved in Mr. Trump’s attempts to fire the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which investigators might not have discovered without him.

For a lawyer to share so much with investigators scrutinizing his client is unusual. Lawyers are rarely so open with investigators, not only because they are advocating on behalf of their clients but also because their conversations with clients are potentially shielded by attorney-client privilege, and in the case of presidents, executive privilege.

“A prosecutor would kill for that,” said Solomon L. Wisenberg, a deputy independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, which did not have the same level of cooperation from President Bill Clinton’s lawyers. “Oh my God, it would have been phenomenally helpful to us. It would have been like having the keys to the kingdom.”

As it turns out McGhan is essentially following Trump’s orders to cooperate. 

And then his cooperation evolved. 

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. So he and Mr. Burck devised their own strategy to do as much as possible to cooperate with Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that Mr. McGahn did nothing wrong.

It is not clear that Mr. Trump appreciates the extent to which Mr. McGahn has cooperated with the special counsel. The president wrongly believed that Mr. McGahn would act as a personal lawyer would for clients and solely defend his interests to investigators, according to a person with knowledge of his thinking.

Oh man, just when I thought this thing could not get any juicier. 

Well, I think we now have some idea as to why Trump has been having these back to back Twitter tirades lately. 

Update: Get this.


Did Trump just read the headline and remains blissfully unaware of what the article says, or have his handlers just convinced that it is all fake news?

So I guess the fuse is now lit for when Trump finally realizes that McGhan shared damaging information about him and he turns on him like a rabid coyote.

More popcorn anyone?

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Donald only hears and sees what he wants to.

  2. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I hope that he sleeps every night like a pig on a rotisserie.

  3. USA August 18, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    McGhan is paid by the USA taxpayer. He is white house counsel. Trump is represented by rudy goolie and the other azz clown. This is such a nasty dirty chit show that any attorney involved better cover their hairy azz so not to get disbarred. Trump is such a liar hiding behind many people and trying to set up anyone to take his fall. He is a weak short fingered fraud going down.

  4. anon August 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    ” $hort fingered fraud going down’ on Hope Hick$ “

  5. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Little donnie is a sociopath, they always think they are smarter than everyone else and no one is going to stop them or catch on to their con.

    unfortunately for don the con, he isn’t even a very good sociopath, everyone has figured out his game and his lies are so pathetic you really have to be a trump supporter not to see through them.

  6. Anon August 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    McGahn is right to not trust Trump. Trump has a history and pattern of blaming others. Trump has been tweeting lies accusing others of collusion and conspiracy. He has been lying to minimize Manafort, Flynn and Papadopalous’s involvement in his campaign and transition. Trump’s tweeting rampages and efforts to obstruct justice have not stopped the investigation but they will be evaluated and used in building a case against him so the bully in chief’s illogic will not score him a win.

  7. anon August 19, 2018 at 6:42 am - Reply

    “According to Omarosa Trump would “forget from one day to the next.” “he couldn’t remember the key points and stumbled over the large words, which we scratched out and replaced with simpler terms.””{$tick drawing$?} “the guy’s not right.” RIGHT?!
    “Mr. Trump was emotionally/psychologically unwell when he became president. His condition is clearly worsening. He’s becoming more volatile, erratic and unstable. At some point he’s going to blow apart. When he does it’ll create a crisis. This won’t end well. Pray for our country.
    4:12 PM – Aug 18, 2018

    “We need a Congress that is willing to take action. And in order for that to happen we need a new party in power after the November elections.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/19/trumps-mental-health-is-worsening-pray-for-our-country.html

  8. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 6:48 am - Reply

    “truth isn’t truth.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/truth-isnt-truth-rudy-giuliani-epic-meltdown-trump-testifying/

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/don-mcgahn-cooperating-with-mueller-john-dean-weighs-in-on-new-york-times-story.html

    “You testified, after four Americans are killed in Benghazi, to cover for Hillary Clinton’s incompetence. Bob, why would you say that the FBI couldn’t get into Benghazi?”
    Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/watch-fox-news-host-jeanine-pirro-claims-bob-mueller-panicking-involved-benghazi/

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