White House Counsel Don McGahn (R) attends a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House October 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier this week President Donald Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia and Turkey to meet with those countries’ leaders about the disappearance of Saudi dissident and Washington Post opinion columnist Jamal Khashoggi. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Appeals court judges put on hold a ruling by a lower court that would require former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify to lawmakers as part of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Judge says ‘no one is above the law’
Former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting the administration's assertion of immunity for officials by declaring that "no one is above the law."
The decision is expected to put pressure on other reluctant witnesses to also appear before Congress to discuss President Donald Trump’s behavior.
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday asked an appeals court to put on hold a ruling requiring former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify to lawmakers as part of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
NBC’s Pete Williams and former Obama White House counsel Bob Bauer joins MTP Daily to discuss the upcoming ruling on House Democrat’s lawsuit seeking testimony from former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn in the impeachment inquiry.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn can no longer avoid testifying in the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. A judge ruled on Monday that McGahn cannot continued defying a subpoena, dealing a major blow to the White House’s efforts to keep its former top lawyer from testifying. McGahn is a key witness to President Donald [
President Trump’s top advisers cannot ignore congressional subpoenas, a federal court says, in a case with implications for the impeachment inquiry.
A federal district judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena despite an assertion by the White House of “absolute immunity” for the former aide. Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson ordered that McGahn was “not immune” from being compelled to testify by Congress but added that he may not have to provide every piece of information Congress seeks.
The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, and the government's CCTV broadcaster published images this week depicting Chinese people ransacking an inaccurate rendition of the White House, a call to violence in response to Washington supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.
The Trump administration will allow the $105 million aid package to flow after freezing the funding without explanation.