In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month, White House counsel Pat Cipollone said McGahn does not have the legal right to comply with its subpoena for 36 types of documents - most related to Mueller's almost two-year probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Nadler and his committee may vote soon to hold McGahn or others in contempt of Congress, too.
To support its decision, the White House provided a Department of Justice legal opinion.
Nadler and House Democrats are anxious to pursue Trump, demanding testimony from key witnesses mentioned in the Mueller report.
The decision comes at the beginning of what's expected to be a long legal slog between House Democrats and Mr. Trump - and the early victory is encouraging for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney directed him to not comply because the White House said the information was subject to executive privilege.
McGahn was subpoenaed by Nadler last month and, under instruction by the White House, failed to meet an initial deadline to appear before the committee. "This testimonial immunity is rooted in constituional separation of powers and derives from the President's independence from Congress".
USA to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan Many believe that the long-delayed plan is already dead in the water, as the PA has severed ties with the USA administration. Jared Kushner , Senior Adviser to President Donald Trump , praised Bahrain on Sunday for hosting the workshop.
Google 'blocks Huawei from using apps on phones' This is after the USA government added the Chinese tech company to its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) blacklist. Google recently revealed its new Android Q operating system which is expected to be released later this year.
Trump outlines his 'strong pro-life' views on abortion In public hearings a year ago , the idea of imposing import taxes on cars drew nearly no support, even from the USA auto industry. U.S. media have reported that President Donald Trump plans to delay a decision on auto tariffs by up to six months.
In its memo released on Monday, the justice department said the president's former counsel did not have to testify. It did not establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives.
"Three previous opinions ... directly addressed the immunity of counsel to the president: Harriet Miers was a former counsel to President George W. Bush, Beth Nold was the current counsel to President Clinton, and Jack Quinn was the current counsel to President Clinton", the White House letter said. "Accordingly, the court will enter judgment in favor of the Oversight Committee".
Cipollone echoed the DOJ in his letter, writing that McGahn is "absolutely immune" from testimony and thus "the President has directed Mr. McGahn not to appear".
A federal judge rejected a similar argument in 2008 in a dispute over a subpoena for Harriet Miers, who was White House counsel to George W. Bush.
"The special counsel received more than 1.4 million documents and hours and hours of interviews from White House officials, including more than 30 hours from former counsel to the President, Don McGahn".
McGahn, who Democrats hoped would become a star witness in their investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice, was subpoenaed to testify Tuesday morning.
Calzada said the 8-year-old appeared to be in good condition and was transported to an area hospital to be checked out by doctors. He then grabbed Salem and pulled her into his auto , according to police. "As you can see, there is a smile on my face".
Madrid is expected to revamp most of its squad under Zinedine Zidane , who returned as coach near the end of the season . Toni Kroos has agreed to extend his contract with Real Madrid to 2023, the LaLiga club have confirmed.
Iowa farmers were among the casualties of Mexican retaliatory tariffs, which cut deeply into USA agricultural exports. Under the terms of that agreement, both countries will also scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on U.S. products.
We haven't seen players able to do that to Rafa on odd occasions on this surface. "It's not a drama to lose in semi-finals". In the women's draw, Konta booked her first semi-final in Rome with a 6-3 3-6 6-1 win over Czech Marketa Vondrousova .
The stocks of Huawei and its affiliates underwent a dive on Wednesday following the revealing of the United States blacklist. NORTHAM: Samm Sacks is a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, a Washington D.C. -based policy think tank.
McLaren head Zak Brown acknowledged the stress after the team tried a completely different setup in Sunday morning practice. It is just the way it is. "Luckily we've got a chance", the 32-year-old Canadian said, according to The Associated Press .
Here's hoping Robert Pattinson has more luck as Batman than Ben Affleck did in the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . According to a report on Deadline , while Pattinson is indeed a frontrunner, he hasn't yet secured the role.
A stat shared by one of our readers, Greg Bazan said the Sharks were 9-1 with a plus-15 goal differential in odd numbered games. Throughout Game 5, Karlsson seemed injured and eventually just didn't come back out to play. "Then ( Tomas) Hertl can't go".
In the meme, Vivek dug out Ash and Salman's old picture and drew comparison between poll results and the actress' personal life. However, their relationship was short-lived and she's now happily married to Abhishek, with whom she has a daughter.
In Baghdad, Iraq's military said a Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses. FILE - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sits for an interview with Reuters in New York, Apr. 24, 2019.
With some of the flagship phones out of the way, Samsung is now focusing on bringing the new One UI to its smart wearables. The Samsung Health app now offers Daily Activities screen right from the start to keep tabs on your progress.
Smith said he and Baffert know there's "nothing personal" when one chooses to ride another horse or go with another jockey . After shaking his jockey right out of the gate, Bodexpress finished the Preakness Stakes on Saturday solo.
Ukraine’s president is sworn in, dissolves parliament
Even setting a date for his inauguration took weeks of negotiations, with Zelensky exasperatedly calling lawmakers "petty crooks". Some critics claimed his run was backed by controversial Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoysky, whose channel broadcasts his shows.
Ric Flair’s Surgery Postponed Due to Complications
The event is scheduled for next Friday night, May 24. - Surgery for wrestling legend Ric Flair has been postponed until Monday. This news comes two years after Ric was placed in a medically induced coma for eleven days after his intestine ruptured.
At first presser Modi diverts questions to Shah
His main rival is Rahul Gandhi, 48, of the Congress party, the scion of India's famed Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The BJP has firmed up alliances with regional parties in case the majority mark eludes it.
Torey Krug All Smiles After Bruins’ Game 4 Win Vs. Hurricanes
The odds-on favorite for a majority of the regular season were swept by the bottom-seeded team in the playoffs in the first round. Boston now awaits the victor of the Western Conference final, which has the San Jose Sharks currently leading the St.
Deutsche Bank says money-laundering reports not waived for Trump
But one former Deutsche Bank employee, Tammy McFadden , who reviewed some of the transactions, spoke to the Times on the record. As the Times reported in March, "Deutsche Bank officials have quietly argued to regulators, lawmakers and journalists that Mr.
Eiffel Tower EVACUATED in Paris - police cordon in place
In 2015, James Kingston climbed the edifice without safety ropes and without permission, dodging security cameras. Police are said to have made contact with the unidentified climber, but it is unclear what his motivation was.
PM Modi meditates inside holy cave in Kedarnath
In the last general election, the satta market placed bets on the NDA to win, but it did not expect the BJP to win half the seats. The satta market is also betting on other parties winning a majority or the BJP not getting enough seats to form a majority.