FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don McGahn sits behind U.S. President Donald Trump as the president holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2018.
"I think the bottom line is it is less bad for the president to have his counsel testify than to have him speak to special counsel".
The Times report comes amid pressure from Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, for Mueller to conclude the monthslong investigation.
"When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well, that's so silly because it's somebody's version of the truth".
Todd insisted: "Truth is truth", Giuliani responded: "Truth isn't truth".
Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani says the "truth isn't truth" while showing his concerns over the US president's interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.
The President's advisers are now concerned McGahn's statements to the special counsel could be key to filling in some blanks of Mueller's report, two people familiar with the discussion told the Times.
The thesis of the New York Times story is that Mr. McGahn cooperated in a way that could hurt Donald Trump in order to protect himself and because he doesn't trust the President.
President Trump launched a fresh attack on the newspaper on Sunday, describing its report as "a fake piece" for implying Mr McGahn had incriminating information to share.
On Saturday evening, Mr. McGahn's lawyer confirmed that the White House counsel had cooperated with Robert Mueller's team.
Trump also continued to complain about the Mueller probe Sunday, calling the investigation - which has so far resulted in more than 30 indictments and guilty pleas - a "rigged witch hunt" and claiming there was "no collusion and no obstruction". "The investigation continues - it looks like its never ending".
Critics of the president have recently compared his decision to target the security clearances of critics and those involved in the Russian Federation investigation to the "enemies list" created by the Nixon White House to keep track of political opponents they meant to target with punitive measures.
Trump emphasized that he authorized his aides to cooperate with Mueller. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s to expose communists.
Essentially McCarthyism, is exactly what President Trump did in his tweet this morning, when he compared Robert Mueller to Joseph McCarthy.
Mueller had requested to speak with McGahn about the circumstances surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's firing and his reported involvement in the event surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation, the sources said.
Trump Brushes Off Criticism from Adm. McRaven: 'Don't Know Him'
The signers - who served in Democratic and Republican administrations - called Trump's action "ill-considered". Former U.S. security officials on Thursday issued scathing rebukes to Trump for moving against Brennan .