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Politics Democrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena

21:45  31 october  2019
21:45  31 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump plans to appeal House subpoena for financial records to Supreme Court

  Trump plans to appeal House subpoena for financial records to Supreme Court President Trump's attorneys told a federal appeals court Thursday that they intend to take a legal battle with the House Oversight Committee over the president's financial records to the Supreme Court.Trump's legal team asked the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to review a three-judge panel's decision earlier this month upholding the Oversight Committee's demand for the president's finances. They also filed a separate motion to stay the circuit court's decision, saying that they intend to "ask the Supreme Court to review whether the Mazars subpoena exceeds the Committee's constitutional and statutory authority.

Lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee urged a federal judge on Thursday to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress about President Trump's possible obstruction of justice, arguing that his refusal to comply is harming House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Don McGahn wearing a suit and tie: Democrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena © Pool Democrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena

Democrats' counsel said that even though McGahn's role in the obstruction investigation carried out by former special counsel Robert Mueller was described at length in Mueller's report, lawmakers still need to independently evaluate his testimony.

"The information is relevant and important to the impeachment inquiry," as well as the committee's legislative and oversight duties, Megan Barbero, a lawyer for the House committee, told Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee to the federal district court in D.C.

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House withdraws subpoena for former National Security Council deputy Charles Kupperman .
House Democrats on Wednesday withdrew a subpoena for former White House deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, a little under two weeks since Kupperman asked a federal court whether he should comply with the order. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCKupperman, who left the administration when National Security Adviser John Bolton exited in September, was slated to appear before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees last month as part of their impeachment investigation and the Trump-Ukraine controversy. Filing last month with U.S.

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