(Updated) BREAKING: White House Counsel Don McGhahn Is Cooperating With Mueller

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Sweet Jeebus, Don McGhahn has flipped!

White House counsel Donald McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to an explosive New York Times report published Saturday.

McGahn has reportedly discussed accounts of multiple episodes at the center of Mueller’s probe into whether President Trump obstructed justice. Sources told the Times that McGahn has had three voluntary interviews with Mueller’s team totaling 30 hours.

But here’s the passage that stunned me:

McGahn began cooperating with Mueller’s team last year after Trump’s first round of personal lawyers decided to give investigators as much information as possible, believing the president had nothing to hide, the newspaper noted.

However, the Times reports that McGahn became concerned over his growing exposure in the investigation and began to suspect the president was setting him up to take the fall for any alleged obstruction of justice.

McGahn and his own lawyer, William Burck, then decided for the White House counsel to do as much on his own to cooperate with Mueller, the newspaper reported.

So if there is a Watergate parallel, McGahn would be John Dean.

UPDATE 1: Go read EmptyWheel. And interesting take. If Marci is right, the NYTimes article is missing the point.

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13 Responses to (Updated) BREAKING: White House Counsel Don McGhahn Is Cooperating With Mueller

  1. Spocko says:

    Last year ya say? Maybe Trump called Michael Cohn and said, ‘What will it take to keep this guy quiet?’ hmmm. What kind of stupid ass moves would Trump make?

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  2. MDavis says:

    “… believing the president had nothing to hide …”
    And “… McGahn became concerned over his growing exposure in the investigation and began to suspect the president was setting him up to take the fall for any alleged obstruction of justice.”
    Oh, yeah, obviously the president has nothing to hide. He just needs a fall guy for sweeps week.

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  3. roket says:

    Also too, we are still waiting on Donnie Dorko to start acting presidential.

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  4. moeman says:

    This calls for an extra moejito!

    I’ve already had three today.

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  5. RWW says:

    McGahn is dumb enough to work for Trump, but smart enough not to risk his own neck for the insane criminal. How long before he’s labelled a “Democrat” and fired?

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  6. osirisopto says:

    I like to save this one for special occasions…

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  7. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Who would have thought that a guy known for stabbing every single person he’s ever had dealings with in the back would have a problem finding loyal subordinates?

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  8. revzafod says:

    Et tu, McGhahn? Then fall, Drumpf.

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  9. Redhand says:

    The Trump Preznitski is beginning to remind me of Miller’s Crossing.

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