CNN: White House Directs W.H. Counsel Don McGahn Not To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

‘This is huge move by the president to deny Democrats’ star witness into whether the president of the United States obstructed justice’


BURNETT: "Tonight President Trump blocking former White House Counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress tomorrow morning. According to the White House, the former counsel to the president cannot be forced to give such testimony and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly. Directed not to cooperate. This is huge move by the President to deny Democrats’ star witness into whether the President of the United States obstructed justice. Now, the White House goes on to say, quote, 'The Democrats do not like the conclusion of the Mueller investigation — no collusion, no conspiracy and no obstruction.' Of course, that wasn’t the conclusion, right? No obstruction? Mueller did not clear the President of obstruction, right, explicitly saying he was not exonerated. More than 900 former federal prosecutors of both parties have signed onto a statement to say when they read the Mueller report it was very clear, they thought the President would be charged with obstruction if he weren’t president, meaning impeachable crime. Mueller’s report, of course, leaves it undecided whether or not President Trump obstructed justice. So now it’s left to Congress, right, for Congress to look into that. Trump, of course, does not want Congress to do that. Why? Remember, McGahn was one of Bob Mueller’s key eyewitnesses. He’s crucial to this if you’re going to look into the question. He was interviewed for more than 30 hours. He’s mentioned in the report more than 500 times, more than any other witness.”

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