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Democrats call for Trump impeachment as former White House counsel skips hearing


Added 05-21-19 03:37:02pm EST - “House Democrats are once again calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, after he blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying about the ?Russiagate' probe.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Democrats call for Trump impeachment as former White House counsel skips hearing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House Judiciary Committee met on Tuesday morning without Don McGahn, whom they intended to grill about whether the president obstructed justice during special counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ probe.

Committee chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York) – one of Trump’s most relentless critics – has said that his committee will move to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress, saying “this committee will hear McGahn’s testimony even if we have to go to court.”

“We will not allow the president to prevent the American people from hearing from this witness [or] block congressional subpoenas. We will hold this president accountable one way or the other.”@RepJerryNadler makes it clear: Trump won’t get away with obstructing justice. pic.twitter.com/b0GHjiHNnH

Multiple House Democrats have clamored for Trump’s impeachment, arguing the president instructed McGahn to break the law by defying the subpoena to testify.

“Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President’s appearance of guilt, and as a result, he has pushed Congress to a point where we must start an impeachment inquiry,” tweeted Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin).

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