As we suspected, the White House isn’t just going to allow Don McGahn to be subpoenaed by the House Judicial Committee without a fight.
FOX NEWS – The White House will fight House Democrats’ subpoena of testimony and documents from ex-White House counsel Don McGahn, Fox News is told — and almost immediately, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, characterized the move as “one more act of obstruction” by the Trump administration.
A fight over the subpoena would also set up a series of other contentious legal showdowns as Democrats seek to publicly question current and former Trump aides who featured prominently in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation.
They aren’t just going to fight McGahn’s subpoena.
They are vowing to fight any of them they feel might infringe on executive privilege:
Fox News is also told the White House intends to vigorously oppose subpoenas that might run up against executive privilege, a power sanctioned by the Supreme Court that allows the president and members of the executive branch to shield certain internal communications from disclosure, absent a compelling overriding justification.
I’m very glad the White House is fighting this.
If Democrats were actually acting in good faith, I might feel somewhat different.
But leading up to the elections they telegraphed that they were going to wage war against this president if they won the House and that’s exactly what they are doing.
Democrats don’t just want to impeach Trump because they know they can’t remove him from office. This is about finding as much mud as they can to sling at Trump in the 2020 campaign to convince the electorate to vote for a Democrat.
It’s the height of irresponsibility to use their positions in Congress like that, but that’s what they are doing. And I’m glad to see Trump isn’t going to take this sitting down.