nearvideo Jerry Nadler questions subpoena for unredacted Mueller-report
The democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is looking for the full special counsel report, with all the underlying records, and grand jury material by May 1. chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, on Monday, the former White House counsel Don McGahn invited to testify next month, the last week of the release of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia-investigation open to the public.
Nadler described McGahn, who resigned as White House counsel in October 2018, as “a critical witness to many of the alleged cases of obstruction of justice and other misconduct, the report described in the Special Council.”
“The Special Counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outline, clear evidence that President Trump engaged in disability and other ill-treatment,” Nadler said. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full extent of the misconduct and to decide what steps to take, in the exercise of our duties of supervision of the laws and the constitutional responsibility.”
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Nadler added that he has requested to appear McGhan, before the Committee on may 21. May and 7. May deadline for him to provide documents in connection with the Miller investigation. The Declaration and the summons came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a telephone conference urged to let rank-and-file Democrats, the investigative procedures to establish the facts, before you talk to the indictment.
“His [McGahn s] testimony will help shed more light on the President’s attacks on the rule of law, and his attempts to cover up, the actions that you do by lying to the American people and the request of others to do the same,” said Nadler.
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The Committee’s ranking member, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., hit Nadler move. “For the second time in four days, the Chairman has issued a subpoena in advance, and in contrast to his promise not to issue a subpoena every time we have a disagreement with the government.’ Don McGahn was sitting for more than 30 hours of interviews with the special counsel investigation, and the Chairman has answered that with a stunning 36-item subpoena. Instead of relying on the material, the Attorney-General [William] Barr has already been made available, Democrats prefer to demand additional materials, you know, are subject to the constitutional and common law privileges, and can not be restored.”
On Friday, Nadler and the judiciary invited the Ministry of the full, unredacted Müller report. On Sunday, he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he witness it intends to call McGahn.
A revised version of the report, released April 18, said that Trump said McGahn in June 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Mueller had to be fired, ” based on the alleged conflicts of interest, but McGahn had refused to say he would finish.” The report added that Trump and McGahn talked about the matter on Feb. 6, 2018, days after The New York Times reported on Trump’s demand.
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According to the report: “The President McGahn asked, ‘Did I say that the word “fire”?’ McGahn replied: ‘What you said, “Call Rod [Rosenstein], and say, rod, Müller conflict and not the Special Counsel.”‘ The President replied, ‘I never said that.'”
Later in the conversation, according to the report, the Trump McGahn asked if he was correct, the Times article “McGhan said no.”
The Miller report – footnotes to show that the investigators have interviewed McGahn five times between November 2017 and in February of this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.