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This Week Could Be Huge in DC

The big agenda item: Robert Mueller testifies on Wednesday

(Newser) - Just how important are next few days in DC? Well, this "could be one of the most momentous weeks" in the remainder of President Trump's term, one "that could set the tone for the rest of his first term," according to Politico's Playbook blog. The... 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 »

McGahn Is a No-Show, and Now Come the Consequences

'We will hold this President accountable—one way or the other,' says House Judiciary chair

(Newser) - The lines were drawn Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena to testify in front of the House Judiciary committee, as expected . Also as expected, House Democrats indicated they would move to hold him in contempt. "Let me be clear. This committee will hear Mr.... 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 »

Don McGahn Could Be a Glaring No-Show Tomorrow

'NYT' reports Trump may tell him to defy a House subpoena

(Newser) - Former White House counsel Don McGahn is slated to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but that may not come to pass. The New York Times is reporting by way of a source that the president intends to tell McGahn to defy the subpoena—and arm him with a... More »

Trump Asked, Twice. McGahn Said No Way

The former White House counsel angered the president

(Newser) - Don McGahn just can't seem to shake his old boss. President Trump has twice asked the former White House counsel to deny that he thought Trump obstructed justice with the Mueller probe—and McGahn refused both times, insiders say. The White House first asked him after reading a pre-release... 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 »

House Panel Subpoenas McGahn

Former White House counsel is first witness summoned since Mueller report was released

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee had already approved issuing subpoenas for former White House counsel Don McGahn and a few others. Now that Robert Mueller's report has been released, the committee has taken the next step, summoning McGahn to testify May 21. The panel, run by Democrats, also wants certain... More »

This Man May Have Saved Trump's Presidency

Chris Cillizza: White House counsel Don McGahn's refusal to fire Mueller is critical

(Newser) - Former White House counsel Don McGahn sat for more than 30 hours of interviews with Robert Mueller's team and shows up on a whopping 66 pages of the 448-page Mueller report, notes Axios . President Trump is apparently none too pleased, based on a series of critical tweets that appear... More »

Trump Keeping Options Open on Mueller Reaction

It might depend on how much current or former aides said about him, family

(Newser) - President Trump's team of lawyers and aides plan to come out swinging Thursday as the Mueller report is released to lawmakers after 11am. Conversations between the White House and Justice Department have helped craft Trump's initial defense strategy, expected to include TV appearances by personal lawyers Jay Sekulow... 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 »

White House Counsel Officially Resigns

Don McGahn reshaped judiciary in less than 2 years

(Newser) - White House counsel Don McGahn has officially quit as expected following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. His last day was Wednesday, but in less than two years in the job, he left an imprint that will last for decades, NPR reports. He oversaw the selection process... 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 »

White House Counsel Has Spoken to Mueller for 30 Hours

Don McGahn has given special counsel insight into Comey firing, Trump attempts to fire Mueller: 'NYT'

(Newser) - "For a lawyer to share so much with investigators scrutinizing his client is unusual." But what makes it even more unusual is that the lawyer in question is White House counsel Don McGahn and his client is the president of the United States, The New York Times reports... More »

Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller: NYT

Sources say special counsel is aware of the conversations

(Newser) - Twice recently, President Trump has asked key witnesses in the Russia investigation about their conversations with special counsel Robert Mueller, three sources tell the New York Times . One alleged conversation involved White House counsel Don McGahn; Trump told an aide that McGahn should deny a January Times article that said... More »

Congress Investigating the Rob Porter Mess

House panel looking into how he kept his White House job

(Newser) - Having trouble keeping track of the Rob Porter story in regard to who knew what, when? Congress is, too. The House Oversight Committee has begun an investigation into how the ousted White House staff secretary kept his high-echelon post despite police and other records spelling out abuse allegations from his... More »

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