President Trump tried to have former White Home counsel Don McGahn publicly state that he didn’t view the president’s request to have particular counsel Robert Mueller eliminated in 2017 as obstruction of justice simply days after the Mueller report was launched, The Wall Avenue Journal reports. McGahn is claimed to have rebuffed the request.
Trump has denied publicly that he requested McGahn to fireplace Mueller. However privately he’s stated to have requested Emmet Flood, the White Home particular counsel, to succeed in out and ask McGahn if he would launch a press release declaring that he didn’t view Trump’s request as obstruction, in accordance with sources cited by the Journal.
A lawyer for McGahn, William Burck, instructed the Journal the request was not seen “as any kind of threat or something sinister.” “It was a request, professionally and cordially made,” he was quoted as saying.