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Donald McGahn

McGahn Case Related to Grand Jury Document Requests, Judiciary Committee Argues

The House Committee on the Judiciary filed a response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order to show reasoning for why the committee’s motion to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress should be designated as related to the committee’s efforts to obtain materials from a grand jury.

Congress

House Judiciary Committee Sues to Enforce McGahn Subpoena

On August 7, the House Judiciary Committee filed a civil complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enforce the committee’s subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn’s testimony. The complaint argues that McGahn’s refusal to testify impedes the committee’s ability to determine whether to approve articles of impeachment, pass remedial legislation and conduct oversight of the Department of Justice. The document is available here and below.

White House Counsel

Don McGahn as White House Counsel: An Early Appraisal

As Don McGahn prepares to leave his post as White House counsel some time this fall, it is not too early to take preliminary stock of his tenure. There is no one-size-fits-all model for the job, no standard measure for judging success. Each president chooses counsel as he or she pleases and for whatever role the particular chief executive has determined is required.

The Russia Connection

The President’s Lawyer and His Cooperation in the Russia Investigation

The New York Times reports that White House Counsel Don McGahn has interviewed extensively with the special counsel, cooperating with the president’s consent but perhaps more extensively than President Trump may have anticipated. The result may be a further strain on what, according to the Times, was already a difficult working relationship.

Donald Trump

Clashes (and Conflicts) of Interests: Trump White House Lawyers at Lunch and at War

By all accounts, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly understood that he needed to restore order to White House operations. He probably doubted that he would have to remind the lawyers for the president to refrain from discussing the most sensitive legal affairs of Mr.

FBI Director James Comey

Conyers and Cummings Ask White House Counsel Don McGahn for Possible Trump "Tapes"

In response to President Trump's tweet suggesting the possible existence of tapes of Trump's conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings have requested copies of the alleged recordings from White House Counsel Don McGahn. The letter also requests all other documents and communications related to Comey's dismissal.

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