The New York Daily News reports:
Former President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement at the height of the Mueller investigation even though he knew the lying could carry criminal consequences for both of them, according to newly unearthed congressional testimony.
Donald McGahn, who served as Trump’s first White House counsel, told members of the House Judiciary Committee in a closed-door hearing last week that the ex-president instructed him to issue a statement in February 2018 denying that he had ever tried to fire Mueller, according to a 241-page transcript of the testimony released Wednesday.
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Former President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement during the Mueller investigation even though he knew it was illegal to lie. https://t.co/12JOmRodrZ
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 9, 2021
The former President’s directions to McGahn were “crazy shit” that threatened to “spiral out of control” and to a “point of no return.”
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 9, 2021