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DOJ: McGahn, Trump Jr. did not testify before Mueller grand jury

The Department of Justice (DOJ) in a filing made public Sunday confirmed that neither former White House counsel Don McGahn nor President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before former special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury.

"Don McGahn did not testify before the grand jury. Indeed, none of the witnesses for whom the Committee requested FBI Interview Reports in Volume II of the Mueller Report, testified before the grand jury, with the exceptions of [redacted]," the DOJ notice states. "Donald Trump, Jr. also did not testify before the grand jury."

The line in the DOJ filing was unredacted Sunday after an order by Chief Judge Beryl Alaine Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, who was responsible for overseeing the grand jury in the Mueller Investigation.

The report released by Mueller's office relied in large part on interviews with McGahn. Trump reportedly attempted to persuade McGahn to fire Mueller as well as pressure McGahn to deny that he had made the request.

McGahn eventually left his role as White House counsel in October 2018.

 

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