Trump Claims he is Fighting for Future Presidents by not Allowing Officials to Testify

President Trump explained to the media that he is not only fighting for himself but he is also fighting for future presidents by not allowing administration officials to testify to Congress.

According to The Hill:

President Trump on Tuesday claimed he was blocking current and former administration officials from testifying in the impeachment inquiry to protect future presidents. The tweet came one day after a federal judge ruled former White House lawyer Don McGahn must appear before a House panel.

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Trump argued in a trio of tweets that he “would love to have” McGahn, former national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney testify. The White House has thus far blocked officials from complying with Democratic requests for testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee, ruled Monday that, despite White House arguments, McGahn was not immune from compelled congressional testimony and must testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

The Trump administration has appealed the decision, but Trump’s insistence that he would “love” to let some of his top aides testify may hamper his legal argument that they should have immunity.

The interesting take away here is the praising of Bolton as a “patriot” signaling that the feud concocted by the media may not exist.

Image Credit: John Bolton By Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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C.W. LAUDERDALE
C.W. LAUDERDALE
8 months ago

If every American who has the intelligence to read just the Constitution and the Federalists Papers (for starters) will be able to determine for themselves that what the dems/left/swamp are/have been doing since Donald Trump announced his intentions to run for President is not only violating many parts of the Constitution, but a long list of laws/regulations that have served this nation quite well since 1789. The real purpose of all of the dems/left/swamp’s actions to date are simply designed to preserve the old oligarchy and distract the attention of the American public away from their years of corruption! If I had any influence/power I would raise any army of Judaeo/Christian warriors armed with a Citizens Emergency Constitutional Ordinance (CECO) to march on every seat of power in the nation. Our task would be to install the ordinance, certify citizens qualified to restructure their governments into organizations with the primary purpose of serving/protecting all of their citizens while following proven standard business practices in operating their various levels of government.

Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired
PS A CECO was presented to Donald Trump during his first month in office. He thanked the retired military officers for their efforts and asked that they wait to see if he and his team could show the American people through the implementation of all of his plans designed to take America to heights never before achieved. I think that he was/is right in more ways than we can actually calculate to date, don’t who?

Lea
Lea
8 months ago

@ C.Wl LAUDERDALE – I absolutely agree with you, 100%.

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

If a President has nothing to hide then where is the problem with White House staff testifying into any hearing that the Senate or House does to clear up a problem.

ION
ION
8 months ago

WARNING! After the completion of the last masquerade (impeachment ) , democrats have already prepared the last assault on the president: pushing the economy into an unprecedented economic crisis by november ! Democrats from all departments of the state are waiting for the order (and they are not few !!!).

C.W. LAUDERDALE
C.W. LAUDERDALE
8 months ago

Americans:

Ever wonder how the people of a nation enjoying the best economy in its history would permit the likes of Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and their allies in the media to even speak against the one man primarily responsible for their continually rising fortunes much less try to remove him from office? After watching this nation from perches both inside and outside the government I have a theory. I will again confess as I did in 1989 to a group of citizens gathered to express their concerns regarding plans to build a jail near their neighborhood. Though I was in my third year as their police chief and had accepted the office after 26 years as a army officer: I confessed to them that I considered the majority (majority being defined as one more than half) of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians/media types I had encountered in my career to be; “self-serving, witless, cowardly, pissants!” In addition, I declared the same group of witless cowards to be the greatest threat to Americans’ overall welfare and the primary persons contributing to the American people winning hands down the title of the most effectively lied to people in modern times!

Note: After retiring to the deep woods and getting to know many actual pissants I had to modify my term for the a fore mentioned persons to; “self-serving, witless, cowards” in that I discovered that all of the pissants I have encountered to date are not self-serving nor witless, and certainly not cowards!

Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired