Andy McCarthy: McGahn-Mueller Talks a Sign That Russia Probe May Be 'Winding Down'
Former federal prosecutor and Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy said the revelation that White House attorney Don McGahn has spoken at length with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team could be a sign that the Russia investigation is "winding down."
In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump said he allowed McGahn and others on the White House staff to "fully cooperate" with Mueller in a bid to show there was "no collusion" and "no obstruction."
I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel. In addition we readily gave over one million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstruction. Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
McCarthy, who served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, noted that Mueller hasn't shown that he has a need to interview the president.
"I don't see how he gets past that if he has talked to a lawyer who can tell him what the president was thinking and what he was saying when he made the decisions that Mueller is looking at," McCarthy explained.
“Since McGahn spoke to Mueller, what it looks like is that the investigation's actually winding down," McCarthy said.
He added that in the indictments of Russians for crimes related to election meddling there's "not a whiff" that Trump or his campaign was involved in any collusion.
McCarthy also noted that Mueller has quietly been farming cases out after he brings them, including referring the Michael Cohen case to the Southern District of New York and the Paul Manafort case to the Eastern District of Virginia.
"This doesn't look like McGahn came in and dropped the bomb and all of a sudden there's criminal liability," McCarthy said. "Actually, it looks like entirely the opposite."
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