The New York Times reports:
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.
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Holy crap. WH counsel Don McGahn is cooperating with Mueller’s obstruction investigation because McGahn feared Trump was trying to set him up to take the fall for Trump’s misconduct!https://t.co/CANpECEbyN pic.twitter.com/FZGIVCkRvZ
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 18, 2018
Mueller’s team has a great cooperator in the White House: Trump’s top lawyer, Don McGahn. Trump and McGahn have a complicated, mutually beneficial but ultimately terrible relationship — so bad McGahn calls Trump “King Kong” behind his back. w/@maggieNYT https://t.co/GGss1IlqLE
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) August 18, 2018
This is quite a @nytmike @maggieNYT story: Trump’s White House counsel Don McGahn decided to cooperate extensively with Mueller out of fear Trump was setting him up to take the fall for obstruction, NYT reports; Trump may not be aware: https://t.co/5GmpjmYHAD pic.twitter.com/hu9ofovhCn
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 18, 2018
When Trump and his legal team gave the green light to allow W.H. counsel Don McGahn to sit for an interview with Mueller, McGahn was stunned.
McGahn’s lawyer has said that it was “insane” that Trump did not fight the interview in court. https://t.co/6qHUQzX3A6
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2018