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Trump turns anger to WH counsel Don McGahn’s ‘so-called notes,’ says ‘time to turn tables’ on sick, dangerous, treasonous people

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President Donald Trump unloaded on the “Crazy Mueller Report” and turned his anger on former White House counsel Don McGahn for his part in the investigation in a series of scathing tweets.

The president, who is at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, expressed his anger on the findings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller which were released in a redacted report on Thursday, saying that “statements made by certain people” are “fabricated & totally untrue” and that he believed that some of the statements were “total bullshit.”

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Trump seemed particularly upset with McGahn who, according to the report’s findings, took contemporaneous notes of his interactions with the president and revealed that he was asked by Trump to call then-acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller in 2017, The Washington Post reported Friday.

“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue,” the president tweeted Friday. “Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed.”

He went on to add that the statements were “total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad).”

He concluded by suggesting that “some very sick and dangerous people” may be guilty of treason.

According to The Washington Post:

According to the account McGahn provided investigators, Trump directed him to call Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who supervised the Russia probe, and tell him to remove Mueller as special counsel. McGahn refused and prepared to resign but was persuaded by colleagues to remain as White House counsel.

One of McGahn’s friends, who was not authorized to comment publicly about the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said McGahn was focused on his work at the Jones Day law firm and was trying to lie low, hopeful of avoiding a dispute with Trump.


“The narrative is written as if it’s all true and somebody proved it. Nobody proved it,” Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Friday, according to The Post.

“I’m frustrated by the report because in some ways I’d love to have a trial and prove that it’s not true,” he said, pointing out that the president waived executive privilege to allow McGahn to describe what had happened to the special counsel.

“If McGahn thought any of those things were crimes, why did he stay there?” Giuliani asked. “They’re trying to make it out as if there’s something illegal about what happened with McGahn. The guy is a very good lawyer. If he believed that there was something illegal, he wouldn’t have stayed in his job.”

McGahn eventually resigned in October 2018.

“If anything, Don saved this presidency from the president,” one adviser told The Washington Post. “If Don had actually gone through with what the president wanted, you would have had a constitutional crisis. The president’s ego is hurt, but he’s still here.”

Frieda Powers


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