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House Panel Makes Big Move on Don McGahn

Sues to force former White House counsel to testify

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee took another step toward possible impeachment proceedings, filing a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday aimed at forcing former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify about his interactions with President Trump, the AP reports. McGahn was a star witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's... More »

House Panel Can Now Sue Barr, Other Officials If Needed

To force compliance with congressional subpoenas

(Newser) - Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Trump, the AP reports. The House voted 229-191 Tuesday to approve a resolution that will allow Democrats... More »

House Panel Ramps Up Fight With 2 More Subpoenas

This time for Hope Hicks and a former McGahn aide

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of President Trump. The committee subpoenaed Hicks for documents and for testimony at a public hearing, the AP reports. It subpoenaed... More »

Dems Talk Impeachment After McGahn Defies Subpoena

Nadler slams Trump's 'lawless conduct'

(Newser) - House Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House, the AP reports. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president's directive... More »

McGahn Defies House Subpoena

Former White House counsel won't comply with Tuesday deadline

(Newser) - Don McGahn won't be complying with the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena. The AP reports that the Trump administration ordered the former White House counsel to defy the subpoena, and Politico confirms that McGahn's lawyer said McGahn would not provide the documents the committee wants to review. The... More »

NYT: Trump Wanted DoJ to Prosecute Comey, Clinton

Sources say McGahn persuaded him not to

(Newser) - President Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey but was persuaded not to, according to a bombshell report in the New York Times, which cites "two people familiar with the conversation." The sources say then-White House counsel Donald McGahn told Trump... More »

Latest White House Departure: Don McGahn

White House counsel was a controversial figure for some in the Mueller investigation

(Newser) - The latest White House departure: White House counsel Donald McGahn will be leaving in the fall, President Trump confirmed on Twitter Wednesday morning. "I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!" wrote Trump, who noted that McGahn's departure would come "... More »

Report: Lawyer Refused Trump's Order to Fire Mueller

McGahn said he'd quit first, sources say

(Newser) - President Trump tried to fire the man overseeing the Russia investigation last year but backed off after the chief White House lawyer threatened to quit, the New York Times reports, citing four sources who "spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing... More »

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