McGahn believes he ‘did not incriminate’ Trump in wrongdoing, lawyer says: report

White House counsel Donald McGahnDonald (Don) F. McGahnCongress hits rock bottom in losing to the president in subpoena ruling Rudy Giuliani's reputation will never recover from the impeachment hearings In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book MORE believes he "did not incriminate" President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE in wrongdoing during his 30 hours of interviews with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE, McGahn's lawyer has said in recent days, according to The Washington Post

McGahn's attorney, Bill Burck, reportedly told Trump's legal team that McGahn did not accuse Trump of criminal behavior during his three sit-downs with Mueller. 

“He did not incriminate him,” Burck wrote in an email described by multiple people to the Post. 


Burck said McGahn would have resigned from the White House if he had seen the president engage in criminal wrongdoing. 

He also told Trump's legal team that he is unsure what other witnesses have shared, meaning he is unsure how McGahn's testimony will fit into a case against Trump. 

The New York Times this week reported that McGahn has been cooperating with Mueller in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. His interviews focused on Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Trump DOJ officials sought to block search of Giuliani records: report MORE last year, the president's repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE to claim control of the special counsel's probe, and his suggestion he might fire Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office Trump turns his ire toward Cabinet members MORE, it added. 

Mueller has spoken to other officials with proximity to Trump, including his former chief of staff, Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusEx-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid On The Trail: Little GOP interest in post-election introspection Author: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff MORE, former senior adviser Stephen Bannon, and former press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerNewsmax adds Andrew Giuliani as a contributor Psaki signals she's open to reviving 'Skype seats' amid pandemic Newsmax rescinds Spicer's White House Correspondents' Association application: report MORE, the Post reported. 

Trump's lawyers are reportedly unsure of what information McGahn shared with Mueller over his months of interviews, which began in November, according to the Times.

The president frequently derides Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt," insisting there was "no collusion."  

“Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel, only with my approval, for purposes of transparency,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone looking for trouble.”

Mueller's investigation so far has resulted in indictments or guilty pleas for 32 people and three Russian companies.