While it’s been widely known that McGahn handed over day-to-day responsibilities to Cobb when he started working in the White House last July, neither of the Trump lawyers had ever specified that the entire White House legal office had been recused from the Russia probe in its entirety.
“It tells us how deeply rooted this scandal is in every different part of the White House,” said Norm Eisen, a former top Obama White House ethics attorney in the audience for Cobb’s remarks.
But Eisen, a frequent critic of the Trump administration, also praised McGahn’s recusal decision as the right one to make from an ethical standpoint. “It’s like a ray of sunshine when you learn they did the right thing,” he said.
McGahn and at least two of his top aides, chief of staff Ann Donaldson and former senior associate counsel James Burnham, have sat for interviews with Mueller.
Looks like Sessions is not the only one to have recused himself from this investigation, but also not the only one with the ethical integrity to have done the right thing. Good for McGahn.
I wonder why we do not have Trump lambasting him all over Twitter like his beleaguered AG? My guess is that McGahn knows too much, unlike Sessions who likely knows nothing.