May 11, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump blasts former counsel McGahn over Mueller claims

President Trump speaks to reporters at Palm Beach International Airport March 24, 2019.

President Trump. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump denounced his former counsel Don McGahn on Saturday, following a report that the White House asked the lawyer twice to say publicly that Trump didn't obstruct justice by asking for special counsel Robert Mueller's dismissal.

Why it matters: The New York Times report appears to indicate how far the Trump administration has gone to prove the president did not attempt to obstruct justice. The revelations prompted House Democrats to say it's critical for McGahn to testify before Congress regarding the Mueller report.

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