Trump Asked McGahn, Priebus About Interviews With Mueller

Marie Harrington
March 10, 2018

President Donald Trump spoke with two people about their interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to The New York Times.

Don't let it numb you.

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Trump had previously stated that he would be "love" to answer questions from the special counsel and would be prepared to do so under oath. In recent interviews, Mueller's team has asked witnesses about their interactions with Trump since the probe began.

Trump also asked his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, how his interview with the special counsel investigators had gone and whether they had been 'nice'.

Worse yet, the article indicates that Trump tried to get White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to deny what he had told Mueller's team - that the president had once asked him to fire Mueller.

Witnesses and lawyers who knew about the President's inquiries informed Mueller of the conversations, according to the Times.

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Trump's lawyers are considering a few options for their conditions: suggesting a deadline to end the probe 60 days after the interview, and perhaps limiting the scope of his questions, people familiar with the matter told the Journal. The president is "eager to see the investigation wrap up as quickly as possible, describing it as a distraction that is hurting the country", the report continued.

"When the subject of an investigation is the president of the United States and the witnesses he is quizzing about, and even challenging the substance of, their testimony are his subordinates, such conversations are very, very troubling", explained former assistant US attorney from the Northern District of California, Elizabeth de la Vega.

Yes, that's all very complicated.

Comey says he was sacked after Trump asked him to back off a Justice Department investigation into Flynn.

Trump has denied that repeatedly, and vociferously.

Instead, it seems like a classic Russian novel - long, complicated and hard to follow, but worth following.

But when you add all those revelations to the two new ones that emerged on Wednesday, the Russian Federation probe doesn't seem so numbing after all.

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