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Trump unloads on ‘DC wolves and Fake News Media’ over McGahn decision

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  • President Donald Trump claimed he is “fighting for future presidents” after a federal judge ruled the White House cannot block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying.
  • On Monday, US District Court Judge Kentaji Brown ruled McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena to testify before the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee issued back in May.
  • McGahn was one of the most important witnesses in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president, sitting for over 30 hours of interviews.
  • In Trump’s tweets, he defended himself against the “DC wolves,” maintained his innocence, and said he would “love” to have other officials testify in the impeachment inquiry into his presidency.
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In a series of Tuesday tweets, President Donald Trump unloaded on the “DC wolves” and “fake news media” and claimed he is “fighting for future presidents” after a federal judge ruled the White House cannot block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying.

On Monday evening, US District Court Judge Kentaji Brown ruled that McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena to testify before the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee initially issued back in May.

McGahn was one of the most important witnesses in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president, and sat for over 30 hours of closed-door interviews with Mueller’s team. 

The Mueller report revealed that Trump asked McGahn on multiple occasions to tell former Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

The report said that McGahn flatly refused to carry out Trump’s orders. “deciding that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre.”

The Department of Justice has announced they are appealing Judge Kentaji’s ruling that the White House cannot block McGahn from testifying. 

“Don McGahn will comply with Judge Jackson’s decision unless it is stayed pending appeal. The [Department of Justice] is handling this case, so you will need to ask them whether they intend to seek a stay,” McGahn’s attorney William Burck said on Monday. 

In Trump’s tweets, he both defended himself against the “DC wolves,” maintained his innocence, and said he would “love to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify about the phony Impeachment Hoax,” referring to other officials who got caught up in the current impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

 

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