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In Mueller Report, Donald McGahn pushed back against Trump requests

Deanna Paul
2019-04-19 16:29:12


Attorney General William P. Barr, with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, speaks at a news conference Thursday to discuss special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

More than 700 days since special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was selected for the job, the long-awaited moment arrived on Thursday: Attorney General William P. Barr released the Mueller report.

As expected, the 448-page, redacted report laid out in granular detail 10 actions by President Trump that were examined by the special counsel’s office as possible obstruction of justice.

The report landed with a few surprises. Chief among them was that Trump on multiple occasions did try to influence the investigation. His attempts, however, were “mostly unsuccessful” because “the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.”

The White House’s revolving door has left some members of Trump’s inner circle investigated, indicted and worse off than they were before. But not former White House counsel Donald McGahn, who left the administration in October but was front and center in thwarting some of Trump’s efforts.



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