Don McGahn: The other lawyer who saved Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall.

But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a curious debt of gratitude.

The former White House Counsel is a central character in Mueller’s painstaking investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as he tried to impede the years-long Russia investigation an spent hours speaking with Mueller’s team.

But his persistent efforts to run interference on the president’s raging demands has some White House officials and allies calling him an unsung hero of the effort to save Trump’s presidency — largely from Trump himself.