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  • Judge puts new hold on Democrats' lawsuit seeking Trump tax returns

    03/20/2020 12:29:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 20 2020 | Naomi Jagoda
    A federal judge on Friday issued a stay of House Democrats' lawsuit aimed at obtaining President Trump's tax returns, after an appeals court agreed to rehear a different case that touches on some of the same legal issues. Judge Trevor McFadden, a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., and a Trump appointee, said in a court filing that the tax-return case is on hold "pending further order of this Court." McFadden had initially put the case on hold in January, until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in a separate lawsuit over House Democrats' subpoena...
  • House Dems raise prospect of new impeachment articles, in court battle over McGahn testimony

    12/23/2019 1:25:28 PM PST · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 December 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    The lawyer for House Judiciary Committee Democrats revealed in a Monday court filing that there is a possibility lawmakers could pursue even more articles of impeachment against President Trump -- despite having already adopted two of them last week following a grueling, historic and bitterly partisan debate. The prospect of additional articles -- while perhaps unlikely -- was floated as part of a court battle over Democrats' bid to compel testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Shortly before a 4 p.m. deadline imposed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the committee counsel filed a brief making their...
  • Federal judge presses pause on her own order forcing former WH counsel McGahn to testify (trunc)

    11/29/2019 5:55:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2019 | GEOFF EARLE
    A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Democrats. Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling, setting up a possible Supreme Court clash. Now the judge says she will pause her own order while the appeals process has a chance to play out. Trump claimed he is 'fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President' 'Other than that, I would actually like people to testify'. Said he would 'love' to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify
  • Trump impeachment: White House aides can be made to testify

    11/25/2019 10:46:25 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    bbc.com ^ | November 26, 2019 | BBC
    A federal judge has ruled that White House staff can be made to testify before Congress, rejecting the Trump administration's claims of immunity. The ruling specifically compels former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify in the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
  • Rep. Cicilline: Time to open impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn't testify

    05/20/2019 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said it is time for impeachment inquiries to be opened if former White House Counsel Don McGahn is a no-show to Tuesday's scheduled congressional hearing. Cicilline, a member of the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee, appeared on MSNBC and offered his reaction that the White House is instructing McGahn to refuse to comply with a subpoena to appear on Capitol Hill and the assurance from the Department of Justice that McGahn has "immunity" which does not legally require him to testify before Congress, something Cicilline believed was "legally incorrect." "Let me be clear; if Don McGahn doesn't...
  • Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

    05/21/2019 9:27:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 5.21.19 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday.</p> <p>A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Their impatience is running up against the speaker’s preference for a more methodical approach , including already-unfolding court battles.</p>
  • DOJ: No, Nadler, Former WH Counsel Is Not Legally Required to Testify For Your Mueller Do-Over

    05/20/2019 3:58:22 PM PDT · by drpix · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/19 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler Monday afternoon informing him former White House Counsel Don McGahn will not be complying with a subpoena for testimony. "At the President’s direction, the White House has been completely transparent with the Special Counsel’s investigation. The Special Counsel received more than 1.4 million documents and hours and hours of interviews from White House officials, including more than 30 hours from former Counsel to the President, Don McGahn. The Democrats do not like the conclusion of the Mueller investigation – no collusion, no conspiracy, and no obstruction –...
  • White House tells McGahn to defy House subpoena, as DOJ asserts 'immunity'

    05/20/2019 2:24:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Brooke Singman, John Roberts | Fox News
    President Trump has directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to skip a House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, citing a Justice Department opinion that he cannot be compelled to testify about his official duties. In a statement released Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats for continuing to pursue Trump investigations, saying they want a "wasteful and unnecessary do-over" in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe -- and describing the subpoena for McGahn as part of that. "The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to try and force Mr. McGahn to testify...
  • READ: White House letter defying subpoena for McGahn's testimony

    05/20/2019 1:20:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Scribd ^ | 05/20/19 | Staff
    White House letter refusing McGahn's testimony to Congress White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) released by the White House
  • House Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House lawyer McGahn

    04/22/2019 4:48:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/19 | Olivia Beavers and Morgan Chalfant
    The head of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Monday seeking the public testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn to probe possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, following the release of special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s report. Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) described McGahn as a critical witness who may be able to shed light on cases in which he says Trump may have sought to obstruct Mueller’s investigation, a matter that is being examined as part of his panel’s sprawling probe into possible obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses of power by the president and his...
  • Trump says he has a replacement ready for White House counsel Don McGahn.....

    08/30/2018 6:38:21 AM PDT · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/30/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    A replacement has already been chosen to take over for White House counsel Don McGahn when he leaves that post in the fall, according to a Thursday morning tweet from President Trump. “I am very excited about the person who will be taking the place of Don McGahn as White House Councel!" Trump wrote. McGahn would be leaving the White House following the confirmation of his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh. Trump added that he does not credit McGahn with stopping him from firing special counsel Robert Mueller or Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "I liked Don, but he was NOT...
  • House panel chairman subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn

    04/22/2019 2:35:34 PM PDT · by Coronal · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2019
    U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry 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 said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report said Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller. “Mr. McGahn is a critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Mueller report,” Nadler said. An attorney for McGahn was...
  • Is Don McGahn the Post-Mueller Hero?

    04/21/2019 2:32:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 21 April 2019 | ALM Media
    Guess who's emerged as the shiny, white knight of the Mueller report: former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Yes, my man McGahn, the guy I've been excoriating the past few years (click here, here). Since the report came out, McGahn has been bathing in positive coverage: "Don McGahn May Have Single-handedly Saved Donald Trump's Presidency," blares CNN. And President Obama's White House counsel Bob Bauer writes in the New York Times that "we should be grateful for his resistance to presidential wrongdoing." So what did McGahn do that's so amazing? Stop Trump from nuking Mexico? Thwart the president's plan to...
  • Former White House counsel Don McGahn resigned instead of firing Mueller

    04/18/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-18-19 | Zachary Halaschak
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report confirms media reports that former White House counsel Don McGahn was pressured by Trump to fire Mueller. According to Mueller’s report, McGahn was directed by Trump to tell Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that “Mueller has to go.” After those conversations, McGahn said he was going to quit, packed up his office, and told then-chief of staff Reince Priebus that the president had asked him to “do crazy shit.” The media began to report on the story in January 2018, and Trump publicly denied the reports, calling them “fake news.”
  • Trump says White House counsel Don McGahn to leave administration

    08/29/2018 8:16:47 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 33 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | August 29, 2018 | CBS NEWS
    White House counsel Don McGahn will be leaving the White House amid a flurry of ongoing investigations into the president's associates. Mr. Trump tweeted on Wednesday news of McGahn's departure, which is set to take place sometime this fall.
  • Trump won't lose supporters over Manafort, Cohen — despite what liberal media are spewing

    08/23/2018 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/18 | Liz Peek
    **SNIP** Trump supporters think an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s actions was inadequate and tainted. The FBI conducted a far too limited investigation of Clinton’s use of her own private computer server to handle her email communications – including classified emails – when she was secretary of state. Clinton then lied about what seems to be a clear security breach. Her aides were granted immunity in the investigation for no apparent purpose, and her interview with the FBI was not recorded in any fashion. On top of that, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met secretly with former President Bill Clinton during the...
  • Trump Waives the Privilege: How to read Don McGahn’s cooperation with Robert Mueller.

    08/20/2018 2:57:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2018
    Donald Trump has a credibility problem, but so do the media. A case in point is the weekend story that White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller. Let’s try to navigate through this Beltway Hall of Mirrors. The thesis of the New York Times story is that Mr. McGahn cooperated in a way that could hurt Donald Trump in order to protect himself and because he doesn’t trust the President. This fits the media narrative that Mr. Trump is covering up his collusion with Russia and his obstruction of justice, and thus Mr. McGahn must...
  • Don McGahn Has Not Turned on Trump

    08/19/2018 11:09:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The White House counsel has figured out how to appear transparent without giving Mueller the information he needs. Has Don McGahn turned on Donald Trump? On Saturday, the New York Times published a lengthy story suggesting as much, hinting that the White House counsel may have reached the limits of his loyalty to the president. Reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt detail McGahn’s assistance to Mueller’s Russia probe, including 30 hours of voluntary interviews with investigators. Trump, they write, allowed McGahn to speak to Mueller’s team, though the president may not have grasped the extent of his cooperation.
  • Alice Marie Johnson to President Trump: 'I am going to make you proud'

    06/09/2018 9:22:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2018 | E. Greenberg, J. Lynch, N. Valencia
    Alice Marie Johnson's life changed on Wednesday -- and she has US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West to thank. And thank them she did as soon as she left an Alabama prison after 21 years behind bars. "I feel like my life is starting over again," an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville. Trump commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President. "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life....
  • With pardoned Alice Johnson shouting, 'I love you, President Trump!' - the left stews

    06/07/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Only on the left would we see the presidential pardon of a non-violent drug offender, a cause that up until now has been a Sorosian shibboleth, greeted with grumbles. Why? Because President Trump took the initiative to get it done, hearing of the 63 year-old grandmother's plight from big-name celebrity Kim Kardashian. The left loathes Trump more than they value that woman and the cause she represents, so a good deed suddenly becomes a bad deed. Here's how the left and its media minions took it, starting with the Guardian: On Wednesday, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson,...