May 18, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump huddles with lawyers day after special counsel named

Susan Walsh / AP

Trump met with his legal team Thursday to discuss the Russia investigation, according to Politico. A White House official told Politico the discussion "centered around the nuts and bolts of how the investigation would work – and how the administration will need to handle the inquiry."

White House Counsel Don McGahn has reportedly been telling Trump to be guarded when talking about the appointment of a special counsel, and informing aides of records retention guidelines.

Context: The meeting came a day after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blindsided the White House by appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the probe.

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