The House Judiciary Committee released a transcript of its interview with Donald McGahn, former President Trump's White House Counsel. McGahn was interviewed behind closed doors on June 4, 2021, as part of an agreement following a legal battle regarding his testimony that began over two years ago. The committee originally sought his testimony regarding President Trump's conduct during the Mueller investigation. You can read the testimony here or below.
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Several court battles show the tension between the administration’s desire to break with the Trump years and the Justice Department’s other institutional interests.
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Summary: En Banc D.C. Circuit Rules that House Committee has Standing to Sue to Enforce McGahn Subpoena
On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, decided Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn. What’s in the ruling?
On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, found that the House Judiciary Committee has standing to bring a lawsuit to enforce their subpoena against former White House counsel Don McGahn.
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On Friday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified and released the transcripts of the December 2016 calls between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The calls are at the center of the ongoing criminal case again Flynn.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released 57 interview transcripts and several additional documents from the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Under the logic of the government’s motion to dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn, the FBI can’t investigate whether someone is a Russian agent unless it already has evidence that the person is a Russian agent.
In a filing on Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Justice Department moved to dismiss the criminal information against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn had pleaded guilty to one count of lying to federal investigators regarding his contact with the Russian ambassador prior to President Donald Trump's inauguration. The filing, signed by U.S.