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White House Plans to Tell Don McGahn to Defy Subpoena, Skip House Judiciary Testimony

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by Axios | 5.20.19

The Trump administration is expected to tell former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee and not testify at a scheduled hearing on Tuesday, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: The move is sure to infuriate top House Democrats investigating the administration. McGahn was a key player in some of the most tumultuous episodes outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, especially potential instances of obstruction of justice. The White House instructed McGahn earlier this month not to provide documents requested under House Judiciary's subpoena, later asserting executive privilege over the material.

Go deeper ... The other Don: McGahn is one of the Mueller report's biggest stars

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