In a letter to Nadler last week, the White House lawyer Pat Cipollone wrote that McGahn was "immune from compelled congressional testimony with respect to matters occurring during his service as a senior adviser to the president". In the days following, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler subpoenaed him for documents and testimony related to that claim.
Independent journalist Judd Legum said the order from the White House was a "pivotal moment" in the ongoing battle between the president and House Democrats.
In court, Douglas N. Letter, general counsel of the House of Representatives, has charged that the lawsuit would dismiss Congress's constitutional oversight powers as "a nuisance. getting in [Trump's] way while he's trying to run the country".
US Congressman Elijah Cummings earlier issued a subpoena to Mazars USA to obtain Trump's private financial records as a means of learning whether he committed illegal activity before becoming the US president. Nadler threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he did not meet a second deadline of 21 May.
McGahn was a key witness in Mueller's probe, particularly into his investigation into whether the President obstructed justice.
Russia tells Pompeo: Enough mistrust, let's reboot our ties
Special Counsel Robert Muller submitted a report examining the nature of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Putin told Pompeo his recent telephone conversation with Trump raised hopes for an improvement in relations.
To support its decision, the White House provided a Department of Justice legal opinion.
"So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which 'legislation could be had, ' Congress acts as contemplated by Article I of the Constitution", Mehta said in a 41-page opinion.
"The immunity of the President's immediate advisers from compelled congressional testimony on matters related to their official responsibilities has always been recognized and arises from the fundamental workings of the separation of powers", the department's opinion reads.
Nadler added that the committee hearing will continue as scheduled on Tuesday and they expect McGahn to testify "as legally required".
Trump has fumed about McGahn for months, after it became clear that much of Mueller's report was based on his testimony.
A federal judge rejected a similar argument in 2008 in a dispute over a subpoena for Harriet Miers, who was White House counsel to George W. Bush.
Mehta also denied a request from Trump's lawyers to halt the subpoena while the case goes to an appeals court, saying the public interest in the records outweighs the risk of harm to Trump, even if there is a possibility the records leak from Congress.
A storm is brewing over Paris Saint-Germain and the possibility of major changes . "Or maybe elsewhere with a new project". However it is understood that talks have already taken place with PSG to improve and lengthen his current contract.
A Downing Street spokesman said the talks between Mrs May and Mr Corbyn were "useful and constructive". Brexit had been due to take place on March 29 but lawmakers rejected the withdrawal agreement that Ms.
Video shows what happened next: Bishop shoved the man off the bus, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said , through the open door. Bishop has been convicted twice of misdemeanor domestic battery charges in 2014 and 2015, according to court records .
That led Sony to reach out to other companies with more established cloud infrastructure to expand its streaming gaming footprint. Talks with Microsoft began previous year over at Sony Corp, but SIE wasn't included in talks.
Always using his Twitter like a weapon, it's great seeing the veteran novelist come to the defense of Thrones . Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loved how Game of Thrones ended and can't stop thinking about it.
In third, down one spot from last weekend, was Warner Bros.' family-friendly " Pokemon: Detective Pikachu ", at $24.8 million. At worldwide Box Office , Endgame is still chasing Avatar's number i.e. $2,788 million equivalent to Rs 19,406 crores.
Huawei's European business, its second biggest market, could be hit as Huawei licences these services from Google in Europe. This will give them some window to wait and watch if the blacklisting is going to be temporary or permanent.
That comment landed Wray in hot water with Trump, who lashed out when asked about it by reporters on Tuesday. President Trump nominated Durham for his current post a year ago and the Senate unanimously confirmed him.
Magic Johnson Accuses Rob Pelinka Of Undermining Him
I told him in Year 2, 'I'm only gonna be here three years. "If you're going to talk betrayal, it's only with Rob", he said. I only really answer to Jeanie Buss and now I've got Tim involved. "You can't run a corporation like this", Johnson said.
Ford is cutting 7000 white-collar jobs
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas predicted 25,000 white-collar job cuts late a year ago , a number that Ford would not deny. But Hackett has to show Wall Street that it can make more money, which means these job cuts are only the beginning.
Trump tweets that he favors exceptions to abortion bans
Trump took to his favorite platform to reveal that he is not in full support of the controversial abortion ban in Alabama. Wade , the landmark 1973 federal ruling that allowed women to be able to choose to have an abortion.
Mobile pledges to sell Boost Mobile after Sprint merger
We asked O'Rielly's office about his plans for the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, and will update this article if we get a response. Lyft, Uber, Snapchat, Tinder, Venmo, Square, Instagram...these are companies that simply do not exist without 4G.
Wichita Falls Area in Cross-hairs for Extreme Severe Weather
The Weather Service warns the severe weather is expected to continue through Sunday, predicting damaging winds and flash flooding. Almost 50 million people are under threat of hail, heavy rain, strong winds and tornadoes this week in the USA.
Could the New York Knicks Still Land Anthony Davis?
He has visions of grandeur in his head, visions of a two-sport athlete who could take the city and the sports world by storm. The Memphis Grizzlies' pick was top-eight protected this season, top-six protected next year and unprotected in 2021.
Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked
The official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation, agreed to reveal the findings only if not quoted by name. The oil tankers were visible in satellite images provided Tuesday to the AP by Colorado-based Maxar Technologies.
US SC deals blow to Apple in anti-trust case
The US Supreme Court has greenlit the antitrust lawsuit against Apple in a surprising decision against the Cupertino-based giant. Apple had argued that app buyers are not entitled to sue under a 1977 Supreme Court decision, Illinois Brick Co. v.
China will "never surrender" in trade row
Beijing is running out of US imports to penalize because of the lopsided trade balance between the world's two largest economies. Trump said repeatedly that China " broke the deal " the two sides had been working toward over the past several months.