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White House counsel Don McGahn not a 'rat' like Nixon's

President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster New Jersey

On Sunday, the New York Times also reported that charges are likely by the end of this month against Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer who is being investigated regarding alleged fraud and his role in payments to women who claim to have had affairs with Trump.

McGahn reportedly has told investigators what he knew about the president's role in the firing of former FBI director James Comey, Trump's repeated criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his role in the Russian Federation investigation before the president hired outside counsel to deal with the matter, The Times reported, citing a dozen anonymous sources.

Both Trump and his attorneys have cast McGahn's interviews with Mueller's team as a sign of his willingness to cooperate with the probe.

As the Times recounts.he fired the FBI director; he urged the attorney general to renounce his recusal from the investigation and resume supervision of it; and he threatened to fire the special counsel (which the Times strains to depict as "attempts" to fire Mueller).

Mr Giuliani said that discussions over a presidential interview continued with Mr Mueller's office and that he would not be rushed into having Mr Trump testify "so that he gets trapped in perjury".

"In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled 'The Intelligentsia and the Right, '" Beattied told CNN in an emailed statement on Saturday.

President Donald Trump spent Monday morning trying undermine the investigation into Russian tampering with the 2016 election, but sounding more like an aggrieved Real Housewife of Washington DC. Mr Trump tweeted, referencing the indiscriminate and damaging allegations made by senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s to expose communists.

At the same time, Burck has cautioned them that McGahn is only one witness and he does not know all the evidence Mueller has gathered that could pose problems for Trump, or how the information McGahn has provided could fit into the broader case.

"It's bad legal advice, bad lawyering, and this is a result of it", said Chris Christie, a former federal prosecutor and Trump supporter.

Trump objected and insisted that McGahn would never "rat" on the president as John Dean had in the 1970s.

Brennan, an outspoken critic of the president who has accused Trump of treasonous behavior, issued a threat of his own - legal action against the president.

"We protected President by not asserting attorney-client privilege", Dowd wrote.

"The meeting was originally for the goal of getting information about Clinton", he said, adding that the Trump team did not know that Natalia Veselnitskaya was Russian - even though emails later released by Trump Jr. show that she had been described as a "Russian government attorney".

Beattie has called Heidegger's Nazi affiliation "highly troublesome" but maintained that his work is worthy of scholarly attention, according to a report by Forward magazine.

In a tweet Sunday, Trump also contrasted McGahn with John Dean, the White House counsel for Nixon during the Watergate scandal. "Rigged Witch Hunt!" Trump later wrote.

This isn't the first controversy to erupt between Trump and his top White House lawyer.

McGahn is far from the only member of Trump's inner circle who has been interviewed extensively by Mueller's team.