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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:50 PM

Trump effort to stonewall faces thorny legal challenge

President Trump's attempt to stonewall investigations by House Democrats by preventing former aides such as White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying is an uphill legal battle.

The White House has signaled that it will assert executive privilege to block McGahn and others from testifying.

But Trump allowed McGahn to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller and permitted the release of the special counsel's redacted report without asserting executive privilege, a decision that could make it hard to justify the new argument in court.

"It's unlikely that the White House would prevail in blocking any testimony of Don McGahn on the basis of executive privilege," said Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor who is a frequent contributor to The Hill.


Obstruction of justice. There's another impeachable offense.

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watoos Apr 2019 #1
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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:00 PM

1. Trump's goal isn't to win the cases,


His goal is to delay for 2 or 3 years.
Here is a thought; The House controls the purse strings, how about any official who disregards a subpoena and is ruled in contempt of Congress, take away his salary until he complies.

Desperate times call for desperate measures

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:11 PM

2. That isn't how the House controls purse strings

They have no ability to say “no more money for George Smith”.

They could remove his position from their budget... but it would have no effect unless the Senate passed the same budget and the President signed it.

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