White House 'Directed' Ex-Counsel McGahn Not To Comply With Congressional Subpoena

Friday, 10 May, 2019

Recall that it was the same Jerry Nadler who back in 2012 touted that he "just joined the #walkout of the House chamber to protest the shameful, politically-motivated GOP vote holding AG [Eric] Holder in contempt".

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd stressed that Trump had moved to keep "the entirety of the subpoenaed materials" from the eyes of Congress. Nadler warned that such action "represents a clear escalation in the Trump administration's blanket defiance of Congress's constitutionally mandated duties". Other than the application of law. During Barr's own testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the attorney general said he had "no objection" to letting Mueller testify.

New York's Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the administration's refusal to disclose the president's federal returns.

"Trump is breaking the laws six ways from Sunday", continued Nadler.

This is a significant shift, as it shows that at least some of the realities of the redacted Mueller report have punctured the President's bubble. So, he did so at Barr's request. "And the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are doing exactly what Vladimir Putin would do if he could".

"We've talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis", he said.

Nadler's claim that the executive branch has somehow overstepped the Constitution's delineation of powers is a charge that is nonsense on its face. "He'll make a decision on that", Trump said, adding that Mueller's report has come out and it is done.

Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Monday rejected House Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal's request for Trump's personal and business tax returns from 2013 through 2018, on the grounds that it does not serve a legitimate legislative goal. If I'm guilty of anything, it's that I've been a great president'. Their demand is that Barr break the law by presenting the report fully unredacted.

"Americans have the right to know if the president is putting his business empire, or the interests of the public, first", said Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York, a group that supports the legislation.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee May 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. What does it really mean?

But the White House counsel's office has countered that it still has the right to invoke executive privilege with respect to congressional investigations, arguing that waiving executive privilege for Mueller's criminal investigation is not the same thing as doing so for a separate branch of government. Ray said it is typical of contempt proceedings to get dragged out. "I don't think it's about getting the unredacted Mueller report".

[22:19:59] Tell our viewers why you're not taking - why you are taking - you are taking a stand on this when you can go - you can go to the Justice Department you can look at a less redacted report, which only omits the grand jury material.

Pelosi said she agrees with House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler that the country is in a "constitutional crisis", but repeatedly emphasized Democrats won't rush their approach to oversight, pointing to the mounting case her party is building through its investigations - and she stressed that Democrats still haven't heard directly from special counsel Robert Mueller.