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Trump preparing to tell McGahn to defy House subpoena: report

Added 05-20-19 02:58:02pm EST - “President Trump is reportedly preparing to order former White House counsel Donald McGahn to not comply with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for his testimony.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump preparing to tell McGahn to defy House subpoena: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE is reportedly preparing to order former White House counsel Donald McGahnDonald (Don) F. McGahnElection agency limps into 2020 cycle The Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems face tricky balancing act after Mueller report MORE to not comply with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for his testimony. 

The New York Times, citing a person briefed on the matter, reported on Monday afternoon Trump is set to tell McGahn to skip a hearing scheduled for Tuesday. 

A person familiar with the president's plans told The Times the Trump administration was planning to give McGahn a legal opinion from the Department of Justice that justifies skipping the hearing. 

The House Judiciary Committee wants to hear from McGahn to gather more information about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe. 

The White House declined to comment to the New York Times about the matter. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

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