White House lawyer Donald McGahn 'cooperating extensively' with Robert Mueller

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Instead, the legal term for "collusion" is conspiracy - which is a crime that could impact some of Trump's closest family members and aides, who are being investigated to see if they knew about and aided in Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 campaign.

The top lawyer in the White House has been fully cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the Russian Federation probe, it has been reported.

While Trump believes McGahn is not loyal enough, McGahn has called the president "King Kong" behind his back because of his temper tantrums, the Times is reporting.

Jack Quinn, who was White House Counsel for Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1997, said Kenneth Starr, who helmed the independent investigation into Clinton's real estate ventures that ultimately led to the Monica Lewinsky revelations and his subsequent impeachment, never requested to meet with him but he would have complied. The President's lawyers reportedly didn't make that realization until the Times reported on McGahn's cooperation with Mueller on Saturday.

President Trump told Reuters on Monday that he is "totally allowed" to be involved with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but has "decided to stay out". In his defense, the disgraced speechwriter said he was no racist and only presented an "academic" talk on "The Intelligentsia and the Right" while speaking at the conference.

"Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel, only with my approval, for purposes of transparency", Trump tweeted.

The report said the president had wrongly believed that McGahn would act as his personal lawyer and exclusively defend his interests to investigators.

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He called Trump's performance at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki "treasonous". McRaven said Brennan's "honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don't know him".

The president's latest outburst against the Mueller probe comes amid a separate uproar over the president's use of security clearances to punish his critics, which also has evoked comparisons to McCarthyism.

Trump said of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, and his federal prosecutors. This is why the Fake News Media has become the Enemy of the People.

Trump also compared the investigation to "McCarthyism at its WORST", an unusual comparison.

US President Donald Trump went on the offensive on Sunday, invoking the spectres of Richard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy, starkly polarising figures from American history, in a frenzied attack on The New York Times. But he had drawn an analogy to the communist witch hunt once before - when he falsely claimed that President Barack Obama had tapped his phones in Trump Tower.

"Lot to cover", Mr. Dowd said in text message.

Politico reported Sunday that Dean has met several times over the past few months with Lanny Davis, the attorney representing former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who is under criminal investigation in NY because of his business dealings.