Trump: "I Don't Think I Can Let" McGahn Testify To Congress

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President Trump said he has given "total transparency" in multiple investigations into Russian collusion but he cannot "let" former White House counsel Don McGahn testify to Congress. In an interview with FOX News correspondent Catherine Herridge, "I don't think I can let him and then tell everybody else you can, because especially him because he was a counsel."

"Nobody has ever done what I’ve done," Trump said Thursday. "I’ve given total transparency.  It's never happened before like this."





DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Well, I’ve had him testifying already for 30 hours.  

CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS CHIEF INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT:  So, is the answer no to --  

TRUMP:  And it’s really -- so I don't think I can let him and then tell everybody else you can, because especially him because he was a counsel.  

HERRIDGE:  Uh-huh.

TRUMP:  So, they've testified for many hours, all of them, many, many of my people --  

HERRIDGE:  So, as far as you’re concerned, it’s really -- it’s kind of done, it’s done?

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP:  I can’t say, well, one can and the others can't.  

HERRIDGE:  OK.  So, is it done?  

TRUMP:  I would say it's done.  

HERRIDGE:  Over.

TRUMP:  We’ve been through this.

HERRIDGE:  Uh-huh.

TRUMP:  Nobody has ever done what I’ve done.  I’ve given total transparency.  It's never happened before like this.  

HERRIDGE:  So, Congress should be -- Congress should be -- 

TRUMP:  They shouldn't be looking anymore.  This is all -- it's done.  Even my finances, it must have been looked at.  For $35 million, I assume they’ve looked at my taxes.  I assumed Mueller looked at my financial statements, for $35 million and having 20 people, plus 49 FBI agents and all of the staff and all the money that was spent, they -- I assumed they looked at my taxes, which are fine.  And I assume -- except, they are under audit, by the way, I will tell you that officially because -- 

(CROSSTALK)

HERRIDGE:  And the New York attorney general is coming at you pretty hard.  

TRUMP:  Well, she campaigned on the fact that, oh, I’m going to get Trump, I’m going to get Trump.  So, right there, she’s precluded from doing anything.  I mean, can you imagine somebody campaigning who doesn't know anything about me and she’s campaigning on that fact.  

So, I assume that for the $35 million, they’ve gone through everything -- my taxes, my financial statements, which are phenomenal, they've gone through everything.  And I’m so clean.  

Think of it, after two and a half years and all that money spent -- nothing.  Very few people could have sustained that.  

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