President Donald Trump arrested former White House attorney Don McGahn for his role in educating how Trump attempted to prevent the special investigation of Robert Müller in Russia, according to a Washington Post report released Friday was, sour.
According to a revised report on Mueller's findings, McGahn announced that Trump had ordered the lawyer to appoint the then Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire the Special Lawyer.
"Mueller has to leave," McGahn remembers Trump during a June 2017 call.
At the time, Trump claimed that Müller had numerous conflicts of interest as senior investigator. Previously, Justice Department ethics officials had stated that Mueller was admitted to duty in May 201
At the end of January 2018, news agencies reported that Trump had previously considered refusing the special advocate. The White House president and advisors told McGahn to deny the account the lawyer had "shrugged off" because he thought the news reports were "correct," the Special Adviser said.
McGahn argued that firing the special lawyer in the midst of the "optics" investigation would be terrible and considered resigning rather than executing Trump's order, investigators said in their report.
"I never said to fire Muller, I never said 'fire'," Trump said during McGahn's recollection. "This story does not look good, you have to correct that, you are the White House Council."
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But McGahn wanted the Records dropped and "thought the president was testing his commitment to see how dedicated he was".
Former White House secretary Rob Porter claimed that during an internal discussion, Trump described McGahn as a "lying bastard" and threatened something with the effect, "If he does not write a letter, then maybe I will." have to get rid of him.
McGahn also took notes of his interactions with Trump at the same time as captivating the President.
During an Oval Office meeting with Trump, the President asked questions about McGahn's voluntary interviews with the Special Prosecutor that their conversations were not exempted by the lawyer-client privilege, to which Trump responded with a request for his notes.
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. "What about these notes? Why are you taking notes? "Trump asked McGahn loudly," Lawyers do not take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes. "
McGahn explained that his notes were not necessarily negative and he had accepted them as a" real lawyer. "
" I had many great lawyers like Roy Cohn. " Trump replied, "He did not take notes."
McGahn left the Trump administration in October 2018.
On Friday, one day after the release of the revised Mueller report, Trump rang his notes.
"Take care of people who take so-called" notes "when the notes never exist until they're needed," Trump said in a tweet.