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PoliticsTrump lashes out at former White House counsel Don McGahn

03:00  12 may  2019
03:00  12 may  2019 Source:   politico.com

Trump indicates he will block McGahn testimony

Trump indicates he will block McGahn testimony President Trump on Thursday indicated he may attempt to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying to Congress, a move that would escalate his war against Democrat-led investigations. Trump said he does not "think I can let" McGahn speak to congressional investigators and then try to stop other White House aides from cooperating with House Democrats' probes into his administration, campaign and businesses. "I can't

Donald Francis McGahn II (/dɒn məˈɡæn/; born June 16, 1968) is an American lawyer who served as White House Counsel for U.S. President Donald Trump

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Trump lashes out at former White House counsel Don McGahn© Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images 190509_donald_trump_gtty_773.jpg

President Donald Trump lashed out at Don McGahn on Saturday, tweeting that he was “Never a big fan” of the former White House counsel amid an ongoing battle between House Democrats and the administration over documents and testimony related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire Bob Mueller. In fact, he was allowed to finish his Report with unprecedented help from the Trump Administration,” the president wrote online. “Actually, lawyer Don McGahn had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller. Never a big fan!”

Trump says he'll decide in coming days about using executive privilege to block McGahn testimony

Trump says he'll decide in coming days about using executive privilege to block McGahn testimony President Trump said Friday he expects to decide in the coming week whether he'll invoke executive privilege to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before congressional lawmakers. "That'll all be determined over the next week or so," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini. Trump has in recent days indicated he is likely to block McGahn from testifying after Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena him to appear before the panel.

Another major change is coming to the Trump administration. White House counsel Don McGahn is leaving. As CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid explains, the announcement came as Следующее. What's Really Behind President Donald Trump 's Decision To Push Out Don McGahn ? |

President Trump once again lashed out at the special counsel investigation into Russia election interference and any possible ties to the Trump campaign. His comments on Twitter this weekend were prompted by a newspaper article detailing cooperation by White House counsel Don McGahn with

The broadside follows a Friday report by The Wall Street Journal that McGahn rebuffed a request from the White House last month to publicly state that he did not believe the president obstructed justice when Trump ordered McGahn to seek Mueller’s firing in June 2017.

According to the redacted version of the special counsel’s report released by the Justice Department, Trump instructed McGahn to inform Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Mueller must be removed. McGahn refused Trump’s subsequent request to refute press reports of the president’s directive, according to Mueller’s report.

McGahn, who stepped down as the White House’s top lawyer in October, was one of Mueller’s most prolific witnesses within the upper echelons of the Trump administration.

On Tuesday, McGahn refused to comply with a congressional subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee to produce documents relating to Mueller’s probe, deferring to the White House.

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Trump's argument to block McGahn from testifying is nuts.
Elie Honig writes that Trump's reasoning for blocking Don McGahn's testimony is premised on a faulty and unsupported legal argument that senior advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.

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