By A Medium Corporation. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued subpoenas to Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff for former White House counsel Don McGahn and for Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director. The subpoenas were issued for testimony and documents related to the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing investigation into obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration. The redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report documented alarming misconduct and obstruction of justice by President Trump. Donaldson and Hicks were critical witnesses to this behavior. (Read more from “Relentless: Jerry Nadler Issues TWO MORE Subpoenas” HERE)
Nadler Knows He’d Be ‘Completely Humiliated’ If He Challenged McGahn’s Refusal to Testify: Rep. McClintock
By Fox News. The House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for former White House counsel Don McGahn was “silly” and the committee’s chair knew he couldn’t challenge in court McGahn’s refusal to comply with a subpoena, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said on Tuesday.
“The whole thing is a political exercise, and Jerry Nadler is not going to take this to court because he knows if he did, he would be completely humiliated,” McClintock said while appearing on Fox News’ “Outnumbered.”
“He wants the grievance, not the substance,” McClintock added. His comments came as Nadler vowed to “go to court” if needed in order to force testimony from McGahn. McGahn skipped the hearing after President Trump, who invoked executive privilege in ignoring subpoenas, told him not to attend.
“In short, the president took it upon himself to intimidate a witness who has a legal obligation to be here today,” Nadler said.
But McClintock told Fox News host Harris Faulkner that Trump’s actions were nothing new. “Pretty much every president since Harry Truman has instructed his subordinates to ignore congressional subpoenas and the courts have backed them up every single time,” he said. (Read more from “Nadler Knows He’d Be ‘Completely Humiliated’ If He Challenged McGahn’s Refusal to Testify: Rep. McClintock” HERE)