President Trump’s Defies Dem Congress on Key Issue

President Trump has ordered former White House Counsel Don McGahn to not answer a Congressional subpoena in relation to his time in the White House. Fox News reports:

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 again. The Department of Justice has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly,” Sanders said. “This action has been taken in order to ensure that future Presidents can effectively execute the responsibilities of the Office of the Presidency.”

The related DOJ memo said McGahn, like other senior advisers to a president, has “immunity” from being compelled to testify about his official duties.

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A President must be able to speak with his top advisers without fearing his private conversations will be disclosed to the Congress – especially when the White House Counsel is not a Senate confirmed official.

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Bill Williams
1 year ago

Look, if McGahn testified 50 times, it would not be enough for the dim witted Dims. It’s dog and pony shows from now until the end of time about this phony dossier constructed and paid for by aforementioned Dims.

dan
dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

Until Barr catches up with them as abusive traitors and convicts them to a prison. Then, they may begin to shut the hell up.

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

President Donald Trump is too much of a gentleman to do what I would do … I would tell the Democrats to GO “F” Themselves !

John Bragg
John Bragg
1 year ago

Everybody in the WH needs to just ignore the Democrat pinheads. No matter what they want…

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

It seems to me that this would fall under ‘double jeopardy’ which the Constitution of the United States protects against.

Gerry
Gerry
1 year ago

If it goes to court –WAIT until the president gets replace all of obama’s puppet activist judges with judges who will follow the Constitution and rule of law.

ION
ION
1 year ago

Members of the administration are invited and will be constantly invited by the democrats to file testimonials, not because this is necessary to solve a legislative problem, but only for electoral propaganda in view of the elections in 2020 ! The administration will have to use all the legal means to counteract the democratic propaganda effort, an effort that takes place in public buildings, assisted by the entire liberal media !

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