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Trump Orders McGahn to Defy Congressional Subpoena

HeadlineMay 21, 2019

On Capitol Hill, the standoff between President Trump and Democratic lawmakers over congressional subpoenas is set to intensify today as the House Judiciary Committee could hold former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt for failing to appear in front of the panel this morning. McGahn said he would heed Trump’s instructions to skip the hearing. The White House is arguing McGahn has “constitutional immunity” thanks to his former role as an immediate adviser to the president. The House panel subpoenaed McGahn to testify about possible presidential obstruction of justice during the Russia investigation.

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