Well, I think this helps to explain some of the Twitter rants of the last two days.
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump’s lawyers do not know just how much the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, told the special counsel’s investigators during months of interviews, a lapse that has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.
The president’s lawyers said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. McGahn had said nothing injurious to the president during the 30 hours of interviews. But Mr. McGahn’s lawyer has offered only a limited accounting of what Mr. McGahn told the investigators, according to two people close to the president.
That has prompted concern among Mr. Trump’s advisers that Mr. McGahn’s statements could help serve as a key component for a damning report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which the Justice Department could send to Congress, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers realized on Saturday that they had not been provided a full accounting after The New York Times published an article describing Mr. McGahn’s extensive cooperation with Mr. Mueller’s office. After Mr. McGahn was initially interviewed by the special counsel’s office in November, Mr. Trump’s lawyers never asked for a complete description of what Mr. McGahn had said, according to a person close to the president.
Mr. McGahn’s lawyer, William A. Burck, gave the president’s lawyers a short overview of the interview but few details, and he did not inform them of what Mr. McGahn said in subsequent interactions with the investigators, according to a person close to Mr. Trump. Mr. McGahn and Mr. Burck feared that Mr. Trump was setting up Mr. McGahn to take the blame for any possible wrongdoing, so they embraced the opening to cooperate fully with Mr. Mueller in an effort to demonstrate that Mr. McGahn had done nothing wrong.
This point was made painfully obvious after Chuck Todd asked Rudy Giuliani on MTP if he had any idea what McGhan had shared with the investigators and Giulini sputtered like a leaky tire until he eventually confessed that he had no real idea.
So I think we can now look to see what happens with McGhan’s employment in the next few days.
Trump must be charging around the West Wing like a wounded tangerine wildebeest right about now and I would not be at all surprised if he starts firing lawyers and advisers in a paranoid attempt to protect himself from further humiliations.
Or at this point Don McGhan might simply say, fuck it, and decide to leave on his own.
Oh, THAT would really send Trump further over the edge!