White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

WASHINGTON — 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.


So … what is McGahn’s background?

After graduation from law school, McGahn worked in campaign finance law at the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Patton Boggs. Who? The largest lobbying law firm in DC. Notable partners:

Salman A. Al-Ansari, Qatari lawyer and footballer

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Ron Brown, former United States Secretary of Commerce and Democratic National Committee chairman

Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Bill Clinton

He also worked for Jones Day – Megyn Kelly’s firm.

Since when does a lawyer walk away from executive privilege and attorney client privilege?

Just f*cking insane.


h/t A1Janitor


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