Showing posts with the label Don McGahn

McGahn confirms he will skip House hearing, as DOJ asserts 'immunity' and Nadler fumes

In a letter to Nadler, McGahn attorney William Burck said his client won't show up. Burck said current White House Counsel Pat Cipollone had communicated that Trump had instructed McGahn not to testify, and that Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel had said McGahn was immune from testifying. "Mr. McGahn understands from your prior correspondence that the Committee would vote to hold him in contempt should he not appear tomorrow and the House of Representatives may follow suit," Burck wrote to Nadler. "While we disagree with the Committee’s position and hope it will instead seek an accommodation with the White House, Mr. McGahn also must honor his ethical and legal obligations as a former senior lawyer and senior advisor to the President. In short, it is our view that the Committee’s dispute is not with Mr. McGahn but with the White House." The Justice Department issued an opinion today that protects White House counsel Do

President Trump to fight House subpoena for Don McGahn to testify on Mueller report

In an exclusive interview, former White House Counsel to President Obama, Kathryn Ruemmler discusses the testimony of Trump’s own White House Counsel, Don McGahn in the Mueller report. McGahn’s testimony is cited 157 times in the report and details some of the most damning episodes of Trump’s efforts to curtail the Russia probe. Ruemmler tells MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, that “corrupt motivation” is “littered throughout” the Mueller report. As we suspected, the White House isn’t just going to allow Don McGahn to be subpoenaed by the House Judicial Committee without a fight. Here’s more: FOX NEWS  – The White House will fight House Democrats’ subpoena of testimony and documents from ex-White House counsel Don McGahn, Fox News is told — and almost immediately, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, characterized the move as “one more act of obstruction” by the Trump administration. A fight over the subpoena would also set up a series of other

House Judiciary chairman subpoenas ex-White House counsel Don McGahn

What to know about White House Counsel Don McGahn and why he's making headlines when it comes to Robert Mueller's Russia probe. We all knew this was coming. After the Mueller report alleged that Trump told former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller on the basis he had a conflict of interest, it was only a matter of time before Democrats would subpoena him to come before a hearing: REUTERS – U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. In a statement, Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. An attorney for McGahn was not immediately available for comment. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly released on Thursday by the Justice Department said Trump asked McG