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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

Democrats zero in on 'abuse of power' in impeachment inquiry

  Democrats zero in on 'abuse of power' in impeachment inquiry Pelosi is said to favor one sweeping charge related to Ukraine, but there's some debate about the need for additional charges.As Democrats continue closed-door depositions with critical witnesses and prepare to move to the next phase of public hearings, they are wrestling over which elements and evidence to bring in, which to leave out. The goal is to explain to the public the reasoning and relevance of any eventual impeachment charges.

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.

Judge rules Don McGahn must appear before Congress. House Democrats filed the lawsuit in August to compel McGahn to testify, after former special counsel Robert "The D.C. Wolves and Fake News Media are reading far too much into people being forced by Courts to testify before Congress.

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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