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Title: Judiciary Committee Democrats: McGahn must testify May 21 or face contempt charge
Post by: mystery-ak on May 14, 2019, 08:28:22 PM
Judiciary Committee Democrats: McGahn must testify May 21 or face contempt charge
by Susan Ferrechio
 | May 14, 2019 07:42 PM

The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a May 21 appearance by former White House counsel Don McGahn, setting up a possible contempt vote if he doesn’t show up.

President Trump has indicated he does not want McGahn to testify or turn over documents requested by the Democrat-led panel, citing through lawyer William Burck, “significant Executive Branch confidential interests and Executive privilege.”

But Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said McGahn must secure a court order excusing him from appearing or face a contempt of Congress charge if he doesn’t appear.

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/judiciary-committee-democrats-mcgahn-must-testify-may-21-or-face-contempt-charge (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/judiciary-committee-democrats-mcgahn-must-testify-may-21-or-face-contempt-charge)
Title: Re: Judiciary Committee Democrats: McGahn must testify May 21 or face contempt charge
Post by: libertybele on May 14, 2019, 08:40:47 PM
Interesting.  ...."On the same day that Donald Trump was sworn into office, the Jones Day law firm issued a press release indicating that 13 of its lawyers were heading to the Trump administration. Key among the posts were Don McGahn, who had been General Counsel to Trump’s campaign committee, and was now going to be serving as White House Counsel. McGahn’s Chief of Staff was also coming from Jones Day, Annie Donaldson. Both had previously represented Freedom Partners...."


http://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/05/could-trumps-jones-day-lawyers-end-up-in-deutsche-bank-gate/ (http://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/05/could-trumps-jones-day-lawyers-end-up-in-deutsche-bank-gate/)
Title: Re: Judiciary Committee Democrats: McGahn must testify May 21 or face contempt charge
Post by: libertybele on May 14, 2019, 11:14:51 PM
Please merge duplicate???
Title: Re: Judiciary Committee Democrats: McGahn must testify May 21 or face contempt charge
Post by: Once-Ler on May 15, 2019, 02:50:14 AM
But Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said McGahn must secure a court order excusing him from appearing or face a contempt of Congress charge if he doesn’t appear.

Nadler must think that being in contempt of Congress is a bad thing, and he must think people take his threats seriously.