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The Latest: Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress' subpoena


Added 05-20-19 04:03:02pm EST - “The Latest on Congress' response to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress’ response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report (all times local):

President Donald Trump is directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena.

The White House on Monday cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department, which argues that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser.

Democrats have been eager to hear from McGahn - a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation who described ways in which the president sought to curtail the probe.

The decision is certain to deepen tensions between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration. They’ve accused Trump and Attorney General William Barr of trying to stonewall and block Congress from carrying out its oversight duties.

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