White House Says ‘No’ to Democratic Lawmakers on McGahn Document Subpoena

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President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday rejected a subpoena from a Democratic-led congressional committee seeking documents from former White House counsel Don McGahn relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry.

McGahn was directed not to produce the White House records in response to the subpoena from the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, according to the current White House counsel, Pat Cipollone.

It was the latest episode in an escalating fight between Trump and Democrats who control the House and are seeking documents and testimony relating to various investigations.

Cipollone said in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler that McGahn was given the documents during the investigation “with the clear understanding that the records remain subject to the control of the White House for all purposes.”

Nadler had asked McGahn to produce the documents by Tuesday morning.

“Because Mr. McGahn does not have the legal right to disclose these documents to third parties, I would ask the Committee to direct any request for such records to the White House, the appropriate legal custodian,” Cipollone said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told ABC earlier she did not believe McGahn would comply with the subpoena. “I don’t anticipate that that takes place,” Sanders said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Will Dunham)

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Screwtape
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Good. Now that the Mueller waste of tax dollars is done, the administration is now applying the rolled-up newspaper to the Dims.

Why should anyone in the administration indulge the Dim fantasies? If they have legal precedents then let them bring them. It will be a long fight. By the time they make their way to the SC it will be past 2020. Good.

Just say no. What an appropriate phrase.

Crystal Nelson-Mourad
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This president is beyond belief ! I amazed someone has not shot him including his own party! He is totally delusional yet he expects us to support his delusions! You cannot reason with a man who is irrational! Impeach him and be done with him-he is mentally and morally and politically incompetent. Why do we allow him free rein? Why does anyone give him serious consideration? To other countries he is a joke, a fool they laugh at even publically! He is a menace to peace both at home and abroad.

Tom Bodine
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I’ll give this to the Demo-rats they never give up even when continuing on makes them look like the fools they are….

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