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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.

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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.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast Special Edition: Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testified on Wednesday before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Following the hearing, Lawfare brought together Jim Baker, Bob Bauer, Susan Hennessey and Margaret Taylor for a conversation hosted by Benjamin Wittes. They talked about the testimony, what it means for Congress and President Trump, and they talked about Mueller’s legacy as he leaves the scene.

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Livestream: House Judiciary Hearing on Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part III: Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct” at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. A video of the hearing is available below and here.

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Department of Justice Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Durham Review

The Justice Department sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler responding to the committee’s request for further information regarding U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation.  The letter is available here and below.

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Livestream: Experts Testify Before House Judiciary Committee Regarding Presidential Obstruction

The House Committee on the Judiciary will host a hearing entitled "Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes" at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A video of the hearing is available below, along with witnesses' prepared testimonies.

Witnesses include John Dean, former White House counsel under President Richard Nixon; Joyce White Vance, former U.S. Attorney; John Malcolm, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation; and Barbara McQuade, former U.S. Attorney. 

 

Federal Law Enforcement

Rep. Collins Releases Transcripts of Interviews with FBI and Justice Department Officials

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, released transcripts of interviews with former and current Justice Department officials, including former attorney general Loretta Lynch and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.

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Document: White House Letter to Judiciary Committee Regarding Obstruction of Justice

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone has sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler questioning the validity of the committee's investigation into, as the committee stated, "alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration." Cipollone stated that the White House "[does] not believe the investigation ...

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