Trump lashes out at Russian Federation probe, compares it to McCarthyism

US President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election likening it to

Trump lashes out at Russian Federation probe, compares it to McCarthyism

McGahn, as White House counsel, does not serve as the president's personal lawyer.

McGahn's attorney, William Burck, said Saturday that "President Trump, through counsel, declined to assert any privilege over Mr. McGahn's testimony, so Mr. McGahn answered the Special Counsel team's questions fulsomely and honestly, as any person interviewed by federal investigators must".

In a statement to The New York Times, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "The president and Don have a great relationship". In addition we readily gave over one million pages of documents.

Donald Trump bragged online that his administration is the "most transparent in history".

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Giuliani, in his interview, also acknowledged that the reason for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer, arranged by Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., was that they had been promised dirt on Trump's 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. "I have nothing to hide", Trump tweeted.

Mr. McGahn cautioned to investigators that he never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities. Just last month, Mr Trump demanded Mr Sessions fire Robert Mueller and end the probe "right now". "It was, he believed, the only choice he had to protect himself", The Times reported.

Trump's Twitter storm was set off by a front-page report in The New York Times that said White House counsel Don McGahn had provided Special Counsel Robert Mueller with an unusually detailed account of Trump's thinking during key episodes under investigation.

Although Dean was part of the White House-led efforts under President Richard Nixon to cover up the Watergate scandal, his decision to testify to Congress about it was crucial to exposing the affair and causing Nixon to resign from office 44 years ago.

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Trump on August 18, 2018, accused social media platforms of "totally discriminating" against users with right-wing views while dubbing mainstream news outlets CNN and MSNBC "sick". "So bad for America!"

Trump also continued to complain about the Mueller probe Sunday, calling the investigation - which has so far resulted in more than 30 indictments and guilty pleas - a "rigged witch hunt" and claiming there was "no collusion and no obstruction".

Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! "Rigged Witch Hunt!", Trump tweeted. In addition to calling the probe a "witch hunt", Trump now compares the probe to "McCarthyism:" Joseph McCarthy's series of mid-century hearings created to root out Communists in the government, business, and entertainment industries. A special Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee investigated McCarthy's initial claims about Communists infiltrating the State Department and found them to be "a fraud and a hoax." .

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