White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listening as US President Donald Trump spoke during a cabinet meeting this month. Trump insisted on Sunday that McGahn isn't “a John Dean type 'RAT,'" making reference to the Watergate-era White House lawyer who turned on Richard Nixon. Photo: AP

Trump says his White House lawyer is not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s, after report about cooperation with Mueller

Trump invokes spectres of Nixon and McCarthy in attack on The New York Times, as White House counsel during Watergate John Dean says he sees ‘a lot of similarity in the bungling’

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White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listening as US President Donald Trump spoke during a cabinet meeting this month. Trump insisted on Sunday that McGahn isn't “a John Dean type 'RAT,'" making reference to the Watergate-era White House lawyer who turned on Richard Nixon. Photo: AP
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