• Don McGahn Aug 31

    Appeals Court Tosses Subpoena for Former Trump White House Lawyer McGahn

    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a U.S. House committee has no authority to sue President Trump’s former White House counsel for refusing to testify, a victory for the Trump administration in its continuing fight with Congress over access to current and former administration officials.

  • impeachment Jan 4

    An Eye on Impeachment, Judges Weigh House-Trump Disputes

    Federal appellate judges are wrestling with whether courts should be refereeing a dispute between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Friday over the House Judiciary Committee’s effort to compel McGahn’s testimony. Democrats...

  • judge Nov 27, 2019

    Judge Puts Brief Hold on McGahn Testimony Order

    The federal judge who ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena for his testimony put her ruling on a brief hold Wednesday. Such holds, known as administrative stays, are often issued to give lawyers a change to file their appeals, NBC News reported. U.S. District Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson said her order “should...

  • attorney Nov 26, 2019

    Lawyer: Impeachment-Related Ruling on McGahn Doesn't Extend to Bolton, Deputy

    John Bolton’s attorney suggested Tuesday that a court order directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress has no bearing on whether his client and another ex-national security official he represents will testify. The statement from attorney Charles Cooper aimed to blunt public speculation that the judge’s order in the McGahn case could influence the actions of...

  • official Aug 22, 2019

    Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Govt. Agency Rooftop: Investigation

    A former associate administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency’s northwest D.C. headquarters, an internal investigation reveals.

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2019

    Judge Refuses to Block Trump Bank Subpoenas

    A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn’t a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his company were “highly unlikely” to succeed in a lawsuit arguing that the...

  • Congress May 21, 2019

    Ex-White House Lawyer McGahn Defies Congressional Subpoena, Raising Prospect of Contempt Vote

    More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former Counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019

    Impeachment Talk Intensifies as Trump's Ex-White House Counsel Is a No-Show at Judiciary

    The debate over whether to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified among House Democrats on Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena to provide testimony, NBC News reported. “There’s a growing understanding that the impeachment process is inevitable — when, not if,” said House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky. Read More

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019

    McGahn Is No-Show at Congressional Hearing

    The top members of the House Judiciary Committee, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Doug Collins, R-Ga., offered up their thoughts after former White House counsel Don McGahn did not comply with a subpoena to appear in front of the committee on Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019

    Trump Discusses McGahn Decision, Records Ruling

    President Donald Trump on Monday discussed the decision to have former White House counsel Don McGahn defy a Congressional subpoena, and criticized a ruling that would allow Congress to subpoena his financial records.

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2019

    Sen. Feinstein Presses Barr on Trump's Interactions with McGahn

    Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Hear his responses to questions about Donald Trump’s interactions with White House counsel Don McGahn.

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2019

    After Mueller, Trump Says He'll Fight Dems on All Fronts

    Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the president’s tax returns, his business’ financial records and testimony from former senior aides.

  • Congress Apr 19, 2019

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at the Mueller Report

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at William Barr’s redacted version of Robert Mueller’s final report.

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2018

    Don McGahn Departs as White House Counsel, Officials Say

    Officials say White House Counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration Wednesday, NBC News reported. News of McGahn’s departure from the White House was first reported by The New York Times, which cited two people close to him. Two White House officials confirmed to NBC News that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day. McGahn’s departure comes a day after President Donald...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2018

    White House Counsel Reported to Be Cooperating Extensively with Mueller Probe

    President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that his administration has been “transparent” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the election and possible obstruction of justice, after the New York Times reported that the White House counsel has been cooperating extensively in the matter. Read More

  • Donald Trump Aug 14, 2018

    Gates Testimony Dredges Up Trump Inaugural Spending Mystery

    Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained and monitored. In court last week, that same official — Rick Gates — acknowledged that he personally may have...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    FBI Says It Warned White House About Rob Porter in March 2017

    The FBI first flagged “derogatory information” about Rob Porter, one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, to the White House counsel’s office in March 2017, according to a new timeline provided by the FBI to Congress and publicly released Thursday. The timeline raises new questions about the White House’s handling of spousal abuse allegations against Porter, the former staff secretary....

  • Chief Apr 9, 2018

    Under Fire, Kelly Overhauls White House Clearance Procedure

    Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles security clearances. Kelly issued a five-page memo that acknowledged White House...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    Congress Releases Redacted, Declassified Democratic Memo

    Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

  • Chief Mar 21, 2018

    Trump at Last Denounces Abuse; Kelly's Future in Doubt

    President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. Chief of staff John Kelly, under fire for mishandling the matter, stayed largely out of sight, his future in doubt and the White House in tumult. The chaos surrounding the...

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