Here Come The Subpoenas — The Case For Obstruction Of Justice Just Got More Problematic For Trump
As the case for obstruction of justice against Donald Trump heats up, House Democrats are gearing up to call former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify about his testimony for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday.
Nadler made the announcement during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
The New York Democrat said that Congress needed to hear from people such as Mueller and Attorney General William Barr.
“We have to hear from other people like Don McGahn, who we’re going to call,” Nadler added.
The Democratic lawmaker, a frequent critic of President Trump’s, argued on Sunday that Barr had “clearly misled the American people” on Mueller’s investigation into obstruction of justice.
Among other things, Nadler said that Trump’s possible obstruction, “if proven, would be impeachable.”
The comments come just days after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Mueller’s report into Russian interference and Trump. The report stated that the special counsel was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regards to obstruction of justice.
It also included several instances of possible obstruction of justice, including Trump’s alleged request of McGahn to fire Mueller. McGahn refused to follow through on the request, according to Mueller’s report, saying “that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre.”
Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Sunday that Trump would not have committed obstruction of justice if he fired Mueller because “there were very good reasons to fire” him.
“Mueller hired a staff in which he had people that I would find very, very questionable as people that should be investigating Donald Trump,” Giuliani said.
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