Don McGahn defies subpoena as Trump clash with Congress intensifies

Donald Trump's former aide will not testify before Congress after White House warning

Last Tuesday Mehta heard oral arguments on whether Mazars LLP must comply with a House of Representatives Oversight Committee subpoena.

Steve Cohen, D-Tenn, claimed on Tuesday evening that "80-90 percent" of the fellow Democrats who sit on committee are ready to impeach President Trump.

McGahn was subpoenaed to testify on evidence he provided to Mueller on Trump's efforts to stifle that investigation, evidence which Mueller indicated was strong enough to support criminal obstruction charges.

Democrats both on and off the House Judiciary Committee began to pile onto the notion that such a drastic step was inevitable after Trump blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying - the straw that broke the camel's back for most lawmakers.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders explained in a statement that the Justice Department "has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President can not be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly".

The Judiciary Committee later voted to hold Barr in contempt, but hasn't yet advanced that resolution to the floor for a full House vote.

Pelosi has warned colleagues that even if the House were to impeach Trump, the effort would nearly certainly fail in the Senate, where Republicans have rallied around the president on matters great and small.

The issue was raised in a meeting among top Democrats where some members confronted Ms Pelosi about opening up the impeachment hearings.

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Nancy Pelosi says that she is "not for impeachment", and if Donald freaking Trump cannot be impeached, then no president can.

After the hearing where McGahn was a no-show, several Democrats said the Judiciary Committee was negotiating with Mueller about his possible testimony.

In its memo released on Monday, the justice department said the president's former counsel did not have to testify.

Mr McGahn left the White House in October to return to a Washington law firm, Jones Day, which represents the Trump campaign.

"Having said that. I think the majority of Democrats continue to believe that we need to continue to pursue the avenue that we've been on". She rose to the position of communications director, but resigned from the White House in March 2018.

US Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel said Congress "may not constitutionally compel the President's senior advisers to testify about their official duties".

The redacted, 448-page Mueller report, 22 months in the making, showed how Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Trump's favour and detailed Trump's attempts to impede Mueller's probe. "Vote for Megan tomorrow (Tuesday)", the President tweeted hours after he took at shot at Mehta, who as a federal judge is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The Maryland representative Jamie Raskin made the case that launching an impeachment inquiry would consolidate the Trump investigations as Democrats try to keep focus on their other work, according to the people. "So you can say.we need this information to carry out our oversight responsibilities and among them is impeachment".

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