Trump Admin to Appeal Court Ruling on McGahn’s Testimony

President Trump and his administration plan to appeal a ruling compelling former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify in front of Congress.

According to The Hill:

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would appeal a ruling by a federal district judge ordering former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) also asked the judge to pause the ruling while the appeal plays out. In the interim, House Democrats, who issued the subpoena for McGahn’s testimony, have agreed to a weeklong suspension, or stay, of the ruling that was issued Monday night.

DOJ lawyers argued that a stay pending appeal should be granted because there is a “significant chance” that a federal appeals court will find McGahn is “absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony.”

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement the decision “contradicts longstanding legal precedent established by Administrations of both political parties.”

McGahn’s case will be appealed to the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington D.C.

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