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  • BREAKING: House Argues in Court Filing McGahn Testimony Needed as Impeachment Evidence

    12/23/2019 2:44:53 PM PST · by edwinland · 73 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 23, 2019 | Sundance
    As we suspected, albeit against much criticism, House counsel Doug Letter has responded to the DC Appeals Court arguing the forced testimony of White House counsel Don McGahn is needed for evidence in impeachment trial. [Court pdf Avail Here] This court filing today bolsters the unspoken background motive for delayed House Impeachment Managers. The House Judiciary Committee is using impeachment as support for their ongoing effort to gain: Don McGahn deposition, and Mueller grand jury material (6e). The goal is opposition research; impeachment is a tool to establish legal standing to obtain it. Everything else is chaff and countermeasures.
  • Congress Is King: A federal judge says White House aides must answer to Capitol Hill.

    11/26/2019 7:27:11 PM PST · by karpov · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2019
    You may have read that a judge has ordered that Don McGahn, the former White House counsel, must testify in response to a Congressional subpoena. What you probably didn’t read in the impeachment press is that the sweeping ruling essentially eliminates a right to confidentiality between a President and his most senior advisers. “The primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings,” wrote Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in a ruling late Monday that was hailed far and wide as a victory over President Trump’s claim that close advisers have immunity from...
  • Trump impeachment: White House aides can be made to testify

    11/25/2019 10:46:25 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | 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.
  • Former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey subpoena to testify before Congress, judge rules

    11/25/2019 3:15:37 PM PST · by Coronal · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 25, 2019 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled late Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a subpoena for his testimony issued by the House Judiciary Committee. Federal District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said McGahn must appear before Congress but retains the ability to "invoke executive privilege where appropriate" during his appearance. The judge did not put her own ruling on hold, but the Trump administration will likely seek one to put the effect of her ruling on hold while it pursues an appeal. "It is clear to this Court for the reasons explained above that, with respect...
  • Nadler: 'This is formal impeachment proceedings'

    08/08/2019 8:35:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Rachel Frazin
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that his House panel is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Nadler added that the committee will decide by the year's end whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor. “This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said in an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett. “We are investigating all the evidence, we're gathering the evidence. And we will at the conclusion of this — hopefully by the end of the year — vote to vote articles of impeachment to the House floor. Or we won’t. That’s a decision that...
  • Nadler announces new suit to get grand jury info from Mueller probe

    07/26/2019 9:42:03 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 159 replies
    twiiter ^ | Manu Raja
    Just asked Nadler if what they’re doing now is the same thing as an impeachment inquiry, and he said: “In effect.” And then he said the distinction is that impeachment inquiry is just about impeachment. His probe is a bit broader but could lead to recommendation of impeachment
  • Pelosi stays course on impeachment, Nadler to go to court over Mueller grand jury info...

    07/24/2019 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/24/19 | Rebecca Shabad
    Pelosi said Wednesday evening that her position on whether the House pursues impeachment has not yet changed following Mueller's testimony. "My position has always been whatever decision we make in that regard would have to be done with our strongest possible hand, and we still have some outstanding matters in the courts,” she said at a news conference, flanked by three of her committee chairmen, when NBC News’ Kasie Hunt asked whether the Mueller hearings changed her thinking on impeachment. “If we have a case for impeachment, that’s the place where we’ll have to go,” she added, saying, “The stronger...
  • House Democrats officially introduce contempt resolution for Barr, McGahn

    06/06/2019 2:58:39 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | Olivia Beavers and Morgan Chalfant
    House Democrats have officially introduced a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas. The contempt resolution allows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to go to court to seek civil enforcement of the subpoena for Barr to turn over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying evidence, as well as for McGahn to provide documents and public testimony. The resolution also gives any committee chair the rare power to go to federal court to seek civil enforcement of subpoenas, both...
  • Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

    05/21/2019 9:27:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | 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>
  • Nadler knows he'd be 'completely humiliated' if he challenged McGahn's refusal to testify

    05/21/2019 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    The House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for former White House counsel Don McGahn was "silly" and the committee's chair knew he couldn't challenge in court McGahn's refusal to comply with a subpoena, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said on Tuesday. "The whole thing is a political exercise, and Jerry Nadler is not going to take this to court because he knows if he did, he would be completely humiliated," McClintock said while appearing on Fox News' "Outnumbered." "He wants the grievance, not the substance," McClintock added. His comments came as Nadler vowed to "go to court" if needed in order to...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • White House orders McGahn to defy House subpoena

    05/07/2019 9:17:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/19 | Morgan Chalfant, Jordan Fabian, Brett Samuels
    The White House has ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn not to turn over documents to Congress because President Trump may exert executive privilege to block their release. Pat Cipollone, the top White House lawyer, wrote a Tuesday letter asking the House Judiciary Committee to go through the White House to request documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “The White House provided these records to Mr. McGahn in connection with its cooperation with the special counsel's investigation and with the clear understanding that the records remain subject to the control of the White House for all...
  • Trump Trolls Dems: “If I’m Guilty Of Anything…”

    04/27/2019 9:09:26 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 8 replies ^ | 4/27/19 | Simon Daily
    Trump Trolls Dems: “If I’m Guilty Of Anything…” Trump corrects the MSM about the Mueller Report in the best way. The media and Dems try to claim that the report is incriminating and may even lead to Trump's impeachment. But Trump handled them like a pro. When asked about McGahn he had the following to say about the report and McGahn's testimony. "I never told McGahn to fire Mueller. If I wanted to fire Mueller I would have done it myself, very simple. I have the right to and frankly whether I did or he did we have the absolute...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • McCabe personally saw to it that Gen. Flynn was fired

    04/09/2019 9:32:21 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | Apr 8, 2019 | Paul Sperry
    McCabe personally saw to it that Gen. Flynn was fired: After Yate's pressuring of WH lawyer McGahn on Jan. 30, 2017, didn't accomplish their goal, McCabe sat VP Pence down in Situation Room on Feb. 10 & had him read his 302s on Flynn. The NSC chief was fired 3 days later
  • House Democrats Prepare To Vote On A Subpoena For...

    04/01/2019 4:12:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies ^ | April 1, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on a resolution that would authorize subpoenas relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. If passed, the Committee would subpoena President Donald Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former Communications Director Hope Hicks, former White House Counsel Don McGahn, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and McGhan's former Chief of Staff Ann Donaldson, the Daily Mail reported. The decision comes after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and five other Democratic Committee Chairmen sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr formally requesting the full Mueller report. "Each of our committees...