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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:58 PM

Exclusive: Trump blamed ex-counsel McGahn for Mueller investigation

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Source: CNN

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn ended his tumultuous tenure at the White House with one last encounter in which President Donald Trump blamed him for Robert Mueller's appointment, sources close to McGahn tell CNN.

In a face-to-face meeting Oval Office meeting, the President groused to McGahn about Mueller's appointment made on McGahn's watch as White House counsel, and the cloud the investigation has continued to cast over the presidency, the people familiar with the conversation said.

Sources say while the President was fixated on Mueller, he also gave McGahn high marks for other matters during his time as the top White House lawyer, as CNN previously reported. One source said the President's continued frustration about Mueller is another example of him shifting blame for the ongoing Russia investigation.

McGahn had decided it was time to go and he left before the background investigation was complete for the incoming White House counsel Pat Cipollone, one source familiar said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/31/politics/mcgahn-trump-mueller/index.html

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:01 PM

1. The best people! Trump thinks the white house counsel is his personal criminal defense attorney.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:04 PM

2. Shithole thinks the WH and GOPs are his personal criminal,

corrupt and money laundering enterprise.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:07 PM

3. McGahn pushed for Kavanaugh--a friend. Trump needs to shit on people who leave to give an excuse.

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He needs to shit on everyone who leaves, in case they say something bad about him.

This way, he can say it's revenge for what he's accused them of.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. If Mueller's report doesn't say, "This was a witch hunt and there was no collusion,"

Trump is going to blame everyone in sight, including the voices in his head.

If we're lucky, his blood pressure will spike and he'll have a stroke (but not a fatal one--just enough so he can't speak or tweet).

With the exception of Dubya, Cheney and Rumsfeld -- the war criminals who are responsible for hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, over a million refugees, and the loss of whatever women's rights existed under Saddam Hussein -- I have never wanted physical harm to come to anyone holding public office. They are just human beings who are doing the best they can. Trump falls into a different category completely.

It really bothers Trump that he is being compared to Hitler, whereas Hitler would have felt even worse if he were compared to Trump.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:41 PM

10. Trump ends up like Hector Salamanca on Breaking Bad.

They even give him a little bell to indicate "Yes" and "No".

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:07 PM

11. I've never seen Breaking Bad, but I like the idea of the bell.

Just make sure it doesn't have a clapper.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:24 PM

5. The leader of party of personal responsibility blames someone else once again

what a fucking coward!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:30 PM

6. Uh oh.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:16 PM

7. republican draft dodger now dodging responsibility for his own FAIL

republican insiders don't call him Comrade Dirty Donny (R) for nothing.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:36 PM

8. Didn't he blame Jeff Sessions before?

who else has he blamed? Comey? Rosenstein?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:30 PM

12. Yes, thinking the same.

He's got quite a list but he is NOT paranoid and delusional - right?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:13 PM

13. It's a long-established practice

employed by incompetents, to blame all current problems on the person most-recently out the door.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:40 PM

9. I'd like to be the fly on the wall

during a Trump tantrum.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:34 PM

14. McGahn, Tillerson, etc etc etc....say what you like about them BUT

they are pretty intelligent people. They know that tRUMP is a F'n MORON and it must rot their guts to have to hear him critique them in front of their peers. Intelligent, yes, but scumbags just the same. Happy they are getting insulted by a Fn MORON.!! May that stick with them for the rest of their lives! #VoteBlue

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:33 PM

15. Oh poor Trumpy, Mueller's such a thorn in his side. And it's all McGahn's fault. Whaaa Whaaa

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:12 PM

16. Locking...

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