So maybe the Kremlin West does read the FAKE NEWS!!1!
“President Trump’s lawyers do not know just how much the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, told the special counsel’s investigators during months of interviews, a lapse that has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.”
“The president’s lawyers said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. McGahn had said nothing injurious to the president during the 30 hours of interviews. But Mr. McGahn’s lawyer has offered only a limited accounting of what Mr. McGahn told the investigators, according to two people close to the president.
“That has prompted concern among Mr. Trump’s advisers that Mr. McGahn’s statements could help serve as a key component for a damning report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which the Justice Department could send to Congress, according to two people familiar with the discussions.”
So they’ve gone from “so what” to “oh, what” to “oh, shit.”
LATimes morning email thing sums the weekend up nicely:
In a series of tweets, President Trump indicated he is unconcerned about a New York Times report that White House Counsel Donald McGahn has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigation. Saying “I have nothing to hide,” Trump tweeted that he allowed the testimony and that McGahn is not a “rat” like John Dean, who helped bring down President Nixon. The report and Trump’s reaction come amid the pending verdict for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort on tax evasion and bank fraud charges, the release of former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s allegation-filled book, a furor over the president revokingformer CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, Rudy Giuliani saying “truth isn’t truth,” and more. So much for the August doldrums.