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 TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call 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 ComeyBiden to keep Wray as FBI director Comey: 'Republican Party has to be burned to the ground' Juan Williams: The real 'Deep State' is pro-Trump MORE last year, the president's repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHarris to resign from Senate seat on Monday Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Sessions, top DOJ officials knew 'zero tolerance' would separate families, watchdog finds 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 PriebusAuthor: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff Ex-White House officials urge Trump to condemn violence at Capitol Making America dull again MORE, former senior adviser Stephen Bannon, and former press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSean Spicer applies to join White House Correspondents' Association GOP lawmakers are showing up more frequently on Newsmax Making America dull again 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.