On Monday, House Democrats were advised that former White House Counsel Dan McGahn would not be showing up for his scheduled appearance in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
When he followed through on that threat and the chair remained empty on Tuesday morning, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) absolutely lost it, threatening legal action against McGahn and the White House.
McGahn did not show up for the hearing at the direction of the White House.
The White House has maintained as the former counsel to the White House, McGahn is exempt from having to testify.
On his refusal to show, Nadler stated, “Let me be clear, this committee will hear McGahn’s testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it.”
Nadler also accused the President of witness intimidation, stating, “When this committee issues a subpoena, even to a senior presidential adviser, the witness must show up.
“Our subpoenas are not optional.
“In short, the president took it upon himself to intimidate a witness who has a legal obligation to be here today.
“This conduct is not remotely acceptable.”
Something Out of Nothing
Most Republicans on the committee believe Nadler is making much ado about nothing.
He is looking for good political theater and nothing more.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) stated, “I cannot emphasize this enough – the chairman’s track record demonstrates he does not actually want information.
“He wants the fight, but not the truth.”
The White House has also blasted Nadler, accusing him of wanting a “do-over” of the Mueller report because they were not happy with the conclusions reached in the report.
Source: Fox News
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