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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Gerry
Gerry
8 months ago

Let McGahn pull a lois lerner — walk in , plead the 5th and walk back out. But that would be giving credeance to this 3-ring circus clown act so just tell the activist judge to go sh** in his hat with his libtard ruling and move on.

ION
ION
8 months ago

Again another dirty liberal judge.

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Now the SCOTUS has upheld Congress getting what Congress ask for from a President 27 times, so do not expect to be different, as SCOTUS says they will not get involved in political matters. The Constitution gives Congress the right to get anything they ask for in the way of investigations.

Lea
Lea
8 months ago

I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot cattle prod. It just all stands to reason. Why are they ‘judging’ now? I would think this is the President’s Prerogative.