Skip to comments.Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Matters They Discussed With Special Counsel
Posted on 03/07/2018 5:01:37 PM PST by bitt
WASHINGTON The special counsel in the Russia investigation has learned of two conversations in recent months in which President Trump asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators, according to three people familiar with the encounters.
In one episode, the president told an aide that the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, should issue a statement denying a New York Times article in January. The article said Mr. McGahn told investigators that the president once asked him to fire the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. Mr. McGahn never released a statement and later had to remind the president that he had indeed asked Mr. McGahn to see that Mr. Mueller was dismissed, the people said.
In the other episode, Mr. Trump asked his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, how his interview had gone with the special counsels investigators and whether they had been nice, according to two people familiar with the discussion.
The episodes demonstrate that even as the special counsel investigation appears to be intensifying, the president has ignored his lawyers advice to avoid doing anything publicly or privately that could create the appearance of interfering with it.
The White House did not respond to several requests for comment. Mr. Priebus and Mr. McGahn declined to comment through their lawyer, William A. Burck.
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Anonymous sources. Again.
Apparently, the President talks to people. Has such a thing ever happened before??
why is the media persisting in publishing all this bs?
the investigation was supposed to be about Soroz/Obama/HilLIARy using illegal Islamic dictatorship (and Soroznazi) money to try to buy, rig the election....
and they came SO VERY CLOSE, too... DJT needs to shut down this Mueller farce .. and appoint an investigator that will do the job now
He’s the executive and Mueller has orders to destroy him.
Ask away, Trump!
You know what? I do not give a damn anymore about anything anyone says about Trump.
As Lincoln said of Grant “ I can’t spate this man. He fights.”
They totally got him this time. No this time for sure. They’ll impeach him and Pence, Paul Ryan will abdicate to Hilliary, and America will be crappy again!
*** NOTHING BURGER ***
anonymous AND so what? Is it illegal to talk to people?
if anything it would be illegal for the person to tell but it’s not illegal to ask. So these anonymous sources may have broken the law but not trump.
Of course they’ll spin this is obstruction of justice.
[Apparently, the President talks to people. Has such a thing ever happened before??]
We believe it was engineered by the Russians.
To make Hillary look bad ‘n’ stuff, ya know.
There’s this drunken prostitute in a jail in Thailand......or somewhere.
And this girl, she heard about a guy, who lived across the street from someone, whose cousin overheard some guys in a laundromat talking about some woman who once heard a story about Donald Trump back in the 1970’s. We believe this is a credible lead and are taking it to CNN and MSNBC immediately.
Maggie Haberman again... desperados.
Holy crap. Did he talk to the witnesses in an airplane, on a tarmac at a predetermined meeting? THE HORROR OF IT!
Is there a gag order in place? I didn’t think so.
He asked Priebus if investigators had been nice. A Constitutional crisis.
Hey, anonymous sources saw Trump take two pieces of chocolate cake. That’s racist.
unintelligent and confusing article, like too many verbs and nouns. I really couldn’t follow the hypothetical allusions.
What crime was committed?
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