Beauchamp wrote that "the only reason Mueller didn't indict ... is that Trump is "covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting president" - something Mueller believed it would be above his pay grade to contradict". McGahn's view was not disclosed in the report.
Mr. McGahn turned down the request because he didn't want to weigh in on the totality of evidence in the report beyond his own testimony, and didn't want to comment on his own testimony in isolation, the people said.
"We have the Mueller report now, but we still haven't heard from the man himself", Schiff told Stephanopoulos.
The Judiciary Committee's subpoena demanded McGahn provide the Judiciary Committee with documents related to the investigation by 7 May and to testify before the committee on 21 May.
"I don't think I can let him and then tell everybody else you can because especially him because he was the counsel", Trump said last week.
"We did not perceive it as any kind of threat or something sinister", Burck said.
Last week, Baker spoke out against the president publicly for one of the first times.
In a statement Friday night, Burck declined to elaborate on his discussions with Flood but said the request from the White House was not improper.
After the report's release, Trump attacked McGahn on Twitter, and Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani began raising questions about McGahn's credibility and version of events.
Though Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have subpoenaed McGahn for documents and testimony related to the Russian Federation investigation, McGahn's lawyer has said McGahn will not comply with the subpoena and will instead defer to the White House. As long as President Trump is President, his opposition will use every tool, and misuse every tool available, to make his life miserable.' @TomFitton @JudicialWatch @LouDobbs' Trump continued in quoting the president of Judicial Watch.
The attorney general, William Barr, has said on multiple occasions he is willing to allow Mueller to testify.
Many Democrats fear that Trump may be laying an impeachment trap that could consume the House majority, distract them from key issues like health care and alienate persuadable voters. "Actually, lawyer Don McGahn had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller". Trump believes he won the election without Russia's help, but the facts in the Mueller report tell a different story.