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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 08:45 AM

After 2-Year Battle, House Panel To Interview Trump Counsel Don McGahn

Source: Huffington Post

The House Judiciary Committee is poised to question former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump.

The long-awaited interview is the result of an agreement reached last month in federal court. House Democrats — then investigating whether Trump tried to obstruct the Justice Department’s probes into his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia — originally sued after McGahn defied an April 2019 subpoena on Trump’s orders.
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As White House counsel, McGahn had an insider’s view of many of the episodes Mueller and his team examined for potential obstruction of justice during the Russia investigation. McGahn proved a pivotal — and damning — witness against Trump, with his name mentioned hundreds of times in the text of the Mueller report and its footnotes.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-panel-to-interview-trump-counsel-don-mcgahn_n_60ba0cfae4b0fd4b86987542

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 09:01 AM

1. Why is this behind close doors I mean really why not expose the member of the

Federalist Society for what they are.....they really don't like the Constitution...

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 01:10 PM

10. Two reasons...

They've been negotiating the terms of the hearing for quite some time
trump is no longer in office, so he can't block it

In today's age, I think this is reasonable. What bothers me is that the two republicans in the room were Gaetz and Jordan, two criminals themselves.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 10:58 PM

11. I guess those two would have made a mockery of the whole thing..

Thank you for being reasonable....

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 05:58 AM

12. It was part of the agreement

On MSNBC, Madeline Dean explained she couldn't discuss the actual testomony because the agreement was that McGahn and his attys would get a chance to review the transcript first. Then the transcipt would be made public and the committee members would be free to discuss testimony.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. After 2 Years Has Passed - Do They Really Expect To Learn Anything From This Interview?....

This guy has had 2 years to get coached and practice his answers.

Maybe 2 years from today the Dems will decide to investigate the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection. (sarcasm)

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:20 AM

3. Huh? Republicans normalized corruption and prevented democratic efforts the entire time

Kicking and screaming about it back then wouldn't change the outcome, but elections will. With the power to enforce subpoenas without corrupt anti-American republican interference, it's taken Democrats this long to get the process through.

Be thankful. And yes, they're going to get this bastard on record with answers. Everyone one of these bastards from the previous administration need to be hauled before congressional panels to answer for their crimes. One after the other!

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 02:08 PM

7. Agree. Investigation and punishment need to come as close to the actual event

or crime as possible. But if this guy really uncovers something earth-shattering and can prove it hell impeach former guy again!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:34 AM

4. Closed doors? WTF. We paid this man. He was hired to advise the President, not Trump personally.

The Comey firing forward. There is history that needs to be in the record.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:17 PM

5. might be to protect him from the Trumpers, too.

The closed door bit, I mean.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:21 PM

6. Trump's Former Counsel Don McGahn Testifies to House Panel

(Bloomberg) -- Former White House Counsel Donald McGahn arrived Friday for closed-door questioning by House Judiciary Committee Democrats about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether then-President Donald Trump tried to head it off.

Few explosive or timely new revelations are expected. But McGahn’s appearance does mark the end of a two-year legal standoff over whether an executive branch official can be forced to testify to Congress, even if his appearance does not provide either side with a clear-cut legal victory.

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, and other panel members from both parties will be limited in what they can ask McGahn under an “agreement in principle” worked out among McGahn’s lawyers, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department, and House legal counsel.

A transcript of McGahn’s testimony is to be publicly released within seven days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trumps-former-counsel-don-mcgahn-testifies-to-house-panel/ar-AAKHSJY

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 03:47 PM

8. Following up on this:

Legal Issues

Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn expected to answer House committee questions ‘as soon as possible’

By Ann E. Marimow and Tom Hamburger
May 13, 2021 at 1:24 p.m. EDT

Former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn is expected to answer questions “as soon as possible” in a closed session with House lawmakers about former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, according to an agreement outlined in court filings Wednesday night.

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By Ann Marimow
Ann Marimow covers legal affairs for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2005 and has covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. Twitter https://twitter.com/amarimow

By Tom Hamburger
Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter on the national desk of The Washington Post. He has covered the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies, with a focus on money and politics. Twitter https://twitter.com/thamburger

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 01:08 PM

9. The two republicans who were in the room for McGahn's testimony:

The two Republicans attending the closed Don McGahn interview: Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz, Nadler tells reporters



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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:38 AM

13. K&R

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Critical Race Theory

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