Amid a firestorm of media attention to a New York Times report that White House Counsel Don McGahn spoke extensively with the Mueller investigation, Rudy Giuliani attempted to tamp down suspicions it meant much for his client, President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani says the "truth isn't truth" while showing his concerns over the US president's interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. Over the past nine months, McGahn has had at least three interviews totaling 30 hours with Mueller, allegedly spilling the beans on some of Trump's actions that would not be known otherwise.
President Trump in a series of tweets early Sunday morning lashed out at Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, comparing it to McCarthyism, while denouncing the media once again as the "enemy of the people" and accusing Democrats of colluding during the 2016 election.
She asked why the special counsel isn't investigating the Ohrs, or former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials like Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and James Comey. Trump says he allowed it for transparency.
The US President tweeted it was his decision to let McGahn, as well as other White House staffers, to talk to Mueller, and provided over a million pages of papers.
As well as collusion, the special counsel is scrutinising whether there were any attempts by the president to obstruct justice. "Mr. McGahn answered the Special Counsel team's questions fulsomely and honestly", William Burck said, explaining the president did not ask McGahn to refrain from discussing any matters.
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"The president's position is he did nothing wrong, and if he did nothing wrong, he has nothing to fear from his White House counsel having a full sit down with the special counsel", Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Sunday.
"He appreciates all the hard work he's done, particularly his help and expertise with the judges, and the Supreme Court" nominees, Sanders said in a statement to ABC News.
Also on Saturday, Mr. Trump tweeted that he had encouraged Mr. McGahn and White House staff to cooperate with investigators.
However, Giuliani said there was no need for him to speak with Mueller. While Trump believes McGahn is not loyal enough, McGahn has called the president "King Kong" behind his back because of his temper tantrums, the Times is reporting.
Trump's personal legal team has urged the special counsel to wrap up its investigations by the time of the mid-term elections this fall, and Trump has maintained his innocence through the duration of the inquiry, calling the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt". "He didn't obstruct an investigation", he wrote.