Listen: Justice Mcgann, President And Muller discussed on The Frame
"Going on as he investigated. Whether the president was obstructing Justice. What's interesting about that? Mike is when I think about Donna again, I think of him as this loyalist to Trump the figure who more than anyone is responsible for pushing through conservative judges conservative. Supreme court justices shaping the presence judicial legacy being a Trump guy. It's much more complex than that. Yes, Mcgann was a loyalist to the president. He was the architect of perhaps his greatest political achievement. He really quarterback the things that the president's base love about Trump. But he also helped Muller in a way that as you can see here was incredibly damaging to the president. Also, take us into the report where does Mcgann make his first big appearance Mcgann is all over the obstruction section of the report. But the episodes that I think are most elective are about the president's effort in June of twenty seventeen to have Mcgann fire Muller on Saturday June seventeenth twenty seventeen the president called Mcgann and directed him to have the special counsel removed in interviews with this office Mcgann recalled that the president called him at home twice and on both occasions directed him to call the attorney general rod Rosenstein who was overseeing the Muller investigation and say that Muller had conflicts that precluded him from serving as special counsel. On the first call Mcgann, recalled the president saying something like you gotta do this. You got a call rod. Mcgann said he told the president that he would see what he could do Mcgann was perturbed by the call in do not intend to act on the request. When the president called Magana second time to follow up on the order to call the department of Justice Mcgann, recalled the president was more direct saying something like Muller has to go and call me back when you do it. Mcgann understood the president to be saying that the special counsel had to be removed by Rosenstein. Again, decided he had to resign. Daddy evening Mcgann called both the White House chief of staff rights previous and the president's top aide. Steve Bannon in told them that he intended to reside previous in bed and both urge Mcgann not to quit and Mcgann ultimately returned to work that Monday and remained in his position. He had not told the president directly that he planned to resign. And when they next saw each other, the president did not ask again, whether he had followed through with calling Rosenstein that's"