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President said McGahn ‘may have been confused’ when he said Trump directed him to fire Mueller and that his testimony ‘doesn’t matter’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.48pm BST The Trump administration and Congress owe Washington DC more than $7m from Trump’s inauguration, reports the Washington Post, citing federal and city financial records.The total cost of the four-day celebration, which culminated with a parade and gathering of roughly 600,000 people on the Mall, was $27.3 million.As a result, the District has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers annual security costs for protecting the city from terrorist threats and hosting other events such as demonstrations, state funerals and the visits of foreign dignitaries. That fund, which for years was adequately replenished by federal dollars, is now on track to enter the red by this fall, records show. 4.19pm BST After Donald Trump accused his former White House counsel of lying under oath in a clip released this morning, political analysts noted the president is also trying to stop McGahn testifying before congressional committees investigating the findings of the Mueller report.Those findings include McGahn’s testimony that the president instructed him to find a way to fire Mueller, repeatedly. Trump expressly accuses Don McGahn of committing perjury at the same time he is actively preventing McGahn from testifying in front of Congress. https://t.co/l99aYPQ1NpIf you’ve served in the Trump Administration, do you lose your sense of patriotism and self-respect? Why doesn’t Don McGahn simply issue a statement making clear he didn’t, as Trump asserts, lie under oath to the Special Counsel? Doesn’t he owe that to the nation–and to himself? Continue reading…



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Author : Amanda Holpuch in New York

Publish date : 2019-06-14 15:48:27

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