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White House Counsel Don McGhan expected to leave Trump administration

White House Counsel Don McGhan expected to leave Trump administration

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would "love to speak" with special counsel Robert Mueller, but only if he's "treated fairly".

"I would love to speak", he insisted.

The president Friday morning told reporters at the White House that he "would love to speak" to Mueller, despite the advice of his attorneys. "Because everybody sees it now and it's a pure witch hunt". "If I thought [the interview] was fair I would override my lawyers".

Trump lashed out against the investigation in familiar fashion Wednesday, tweeting: "There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap)".

"Nobody wants to speak more than me - in fact, against my lawyers".

In between praising himself and his administration for Friday's job numbers and his talks with North Korea, Trump invariably reverted to his anger at the probe. The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that last month, Mueller threatened to subpoena Trump to appear before a grand jury if he declined to be interviewed.

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The questions also involve key moments from the early months of the Trump administration, including his reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation and Trump's firing of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

McCarthy said Mueller certainly has the power to subpoena Trump, but whether Trump would actually testify is another matter.

The recruitment of Emmet Flood, who represented president Bill Clinton when he was impeached by the House of Representatives and tried by the Senate in 1998-99, signaled that the White House is going on the offensive as it girds for a tough battle over presidential powers and possibly obstruction allegations with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who leads the Russian Federation probe.

However, McCarthy, speaking before Trump's comments, said that if Mueller's team can't provide the evidence of a crime, or that only Trump can give certain evidence, "the Justice Department should not allow Mueller even to request an interview".

"It's the theory of law - that if someone pushes on you, you push back three or four times harder", the person said. So he fired him, and he said "I'm free of this guy'".

Asked what questions might be appropriate, the lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a former NY mayor, suggested two to Reuters: "Was there some agreement with the Russians?" Some of those lawmakers have asked for an unredacted version of a Justice Department document from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that sets out the scope for Mueller's probe, a request that the department immediately denied because it pertains to an ongoing investigation. He repeatedly assured Mr. Trump and the public that the Mueller investigation would end quickly - first by Thanksgiving, then by the start of the new year.

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