The move, following the arrival of Rudy Giuliani and Jane and Martin Raskin, did more than rebuff the idea that the President can't lure big legal names; it signaled a much more adversarial approach to Mueller.
But on Wednesday, Trump did just what the Times said he would. Another source tells CNN that McGahn is expected to rejoin the campaign when he leaves the White House. The source also described Giuliani as a "professional assassin". As ABC News has previously reported, the President's legal team and his closest advisors have warned the President for months to avoid mentioning the Special Counsel in his tweets.
Cobb's retirement, though not a surprise, was nonetheless the latest evolution for a legal team marked by turnover.
"They told the President that the investigation was going to end originally in November of a year ago, then December and then January", Lewandowski told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "The Lead".
"The President wants to get this behind him, so he can keep the country safe", Cobb said referring to the investigation.
It was unclear what Trump meant by "get involved". "Who do you want on your side if Mueller decides to subpoena the president?"
What does the special counsel do? "I think cooperation was the path". "I don't think he would be affected by malice or prejudice".
Prosecutors often use interviews with people involved in an investigation to rule out theories or close off lines of inquiry. "Mueller against the president".
"You can't blame the president for feeling, 'I am not being treated the same way [Clinton was]", Giuliani said. Last month, Trump brought former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani onto his outside legal team, and said the former federal prosecutor wanted to resolve the matter quickly.
A series of potential interview questions for Trump was leaked to The New York Times earlier this week.
He tested out a legal argument that Mueller's approach violates the Constitution and a political narrative that it's a distraction from the crucial work of the presidency. Trump has intensified his public attacks on Robert Mueller's probe in recent weeks, and on Wednesday, suggested that questions by Mueller's team about whether he obstructed justice amount to a "setup & trap".
But to prove obstruction of justice, a prosecutor must establish that an act was carried out with corrupt intent.
There is every indication that Trump knows he is in deep trouble. "And I'm glad, as a supporter of the president and a lawyer, to see that they have finally woken up".
Trump meanwhile has stepped up his counterattack.
McGahn and Flood declined to comment.
" 'This isn't some game". He met with Trump in March about assisting the administration with the Russian Federation probe, though the position was unclear, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters at the time. He was a clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Now he takes center stage, and the superhero convention that is " Avengers: Infinity War " is just unnecessary weight. As you can see in the video starting around 40 seconds in, Ruffalo started to say "half" but switched to "everybody".
Gregory Daco, chief United States economist at Oxford Economics, warned of financial shocks if the tariffs go into effect. The steel threat has complicated talks with Canada and Mexico on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.
The council has the power to refer matters to the global criminal court (ICC) and to deploy peacekeepers. In doing so, they are facing up to one of the U.N.'s most significant failures of recent years.
The dating feature would be opt-in only and users would be able to build their profile out of the view of their Facebook friends. The feature will be a "simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook ", according to Zuckerberg's post .
It also comes amid a swirl of speculation that Kelly is on his way out as chief of staff, having been bypassed by Trump recently. President Trump unleashed on "fake news" reports claiming that White House chief of staff John Kelly called him an " idiot ".
Pochettino's Spurs have been a force to reckon with this season as they have beaten the mighty Real Madrid at home. Watford remain on 38 points, likely enough for another season in the top flight - but too close for comfort.
Despite Koum's chummy tone, sources speaking to WaPo claim he's leaving the company due to "clashing" with Facebook. In a post on Facebook, he said he was "taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology".
Attorney general Jeff Sessions added that the United States would not tolerate "the lawlessness of these types of efforts". A large caravan arrived in Tijuana within the last week and had waited until Sunday to cross the border into San Diego.
Another round will bring an increased threat of severe weather, including tornadoes, to more heavily populated areas on Tuesday. REMEMBER.A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
But Horford hit five of his six shots outside the paint, finding seams in the mid-range and completely clean looks behind the arc. This Eastern Conference second-round matchup gets underway on Tuesday. "They're very mindful of the perimeter", Brown explained.
MSU offensive linemen Brian Allen was selected by the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday. MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement regarding Allen's pick by the Rams. "I'm pumped.
Brexit war cabinet mired in trenches over customs plan
A CRUNCH meeting of Theresa May's " Brexit war cabinet " last night failed to agree over plans on the future of the customs union. Prominent pro-Brexit Conservative legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said the idea was "deeply unsatisfactory".
Britain, France and Germany support Iran nuclear deal
Macron said he had pushed the idea of a much broader Iran agreement with Trump, which was received "very positively". But, with powerful hardliners at odds with the reformists now in power, nothing is certain when it comes to Iran.
Capitals even series with Penguins at 1 game apiece
And even if they could stifle Crosby's efforts, the Flyers just couldn't contain the explosiveness of winger Jake Guentzel . With all of that important details taken care of, it was a pretty chaotic path to get us to the end result.
Windy, warm Tuesday in Oklahoma, severe weather possible
Tonight: Partly cloudy - low around 65 with south wind 10 to 14 miles per hour gusting as high as 24 miles per hour . Sunday also will be mostly sunny but slightly cooler with a high temperature expected to be around 67 degrees.
Stephen Curry probable for Game 2 vs. Pelicans
Toronto eliminated the Wizards in a six-game first round and now the challenge is stopping LeBron and his supporting cast. In the playoffs, Green has improved his scoring average by 1.2 points per game over his regular season numbers.
Epic Games' Fortnite Season 4 Arrives With A Bang
Players will now find gravity-defying Hop Rocks dotted around the crash sites adding a whole new dynamic to the game. While the loot is all cosmetic, they definitely reward paying players with more items and things to do in the game .
Mueller has dozens of questions for Trump
The questions also touch on Russian meddling and whether the Trump campaign coordinated in any way with the Kremlin. The lawyers want to resolve the investigation as quickly as possible, but there's no agreement on how to do that.
First lawsuit filed over Southwest Airlines horror flight 1380
Shultz was one of the first female fighter pilot in Navy history and has also said flying is her way of witnessing God firsthand. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt has said a crack on a blade inside the engine led to the failure that blew debris at the aircraft.
Apple's Earnings: iPhone Numbers Just Keep Coming Down
Analysts will have their eyes glued to numbers, to see if iPhone sales failed, met, or exceeded their expectations. The traditional long press for options has worked well for Android devices over the past few years.