NEW: Trump explains to Washington Post WHY he opposes White House aids testifying before Congress…

We just reported to you that the White House is going to fight the subpoena for Don McGahn to testify before the White House Judiciary Committee.

Tonight Trump did an interview with the Washington Post, where he explained to them why he doesn’t want current and former White House aides testifying before Congress:

WASHINGTON POST – President Trump on Tuesday said he is opposed to current and former White House aides providing testimony to congressional panels in the wake of the special counsel report, intensifying a power struggle between his administration and House Democrats.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said that complying with congressional requests was unnecessary after the White House cooperated with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference and the president’s own conduct in office.

“There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments came as the White House made it clear that it plans to broadly defy requests for information from Capitol Hill, moving the two branches of government closer to a constitutional collision.



After two years of the Mueller report, I really can’t blame Trump for his reasoning.

Trump cooperated fully with the investigation, turning over tons of paper work and providing his aides to be interview by Muller. He even answered questions from the special counsel after refusing to do an interview.

And not once did he ever use executive privilege to hide anything from the Mueller team or the public.

He’s also right to point out the hyper-partisanship in the House right now. Democrats have left no doubt that they intend to use their resources to destroy Trump, one way or the other.

So yeah, I don’t have any issues with this logic here. This is war and it sounds like he has the right mindset.

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Tracy
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Oh our law and order congress…

Omri Ceren (@omriceren) Tweeted:
Periodic reminder that Obama officials

– secretly pressured US banks to move dollars for Iran
– repeatedly & explicitly lied to Congress about it
– got exposed by Senate investigators who uncovered their emails & docs

and then everyone sort of moved on https://t.co/CKRDfqWLbj https://twitter.com/omriceren/status/1121043717979353088?s=17

Sentinel
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You are right… this IS war!

Sentinel
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Yeah, I support him on this call. ALL the democrats want to do with their damned house majority is further attack and dismantle Trump and his administration. Plus, they really have no chance atm to win the 2020 election (imo – which has been modified from a few months ago). So they’ll keep doing what they ALWAYS do and lie, cheat and steal in their ravenous and unending obsession for power. Because they obviously have no interest in governing or helping America. Bastards.

Tracy
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idea wonder why Democrats want to keep ths pressure only on Trump? If they cared about law and order wouldn’t they want to know about this? This is why they never went after Hillary, Obams knew about this as well.

Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) Tweeted:
BREAKING: JW announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President (1/4). https://t.co/W0YV9yyH7r https://twitter.com/JudicialWatch/status/1120729966650507264?s=17

Tracy
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So did Trump need McGahn to fire Mueller? If he wanted Mueller fired he would have done it.

This is just more harrassment.

Texas Chris
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Trump needs to go gloves-off.

“The next witch-hunt demand I receive from House Democrats will trigger a release of a list of all House members who had sexual harassment complaints paid off with taxpayer funds.”

Now let’s see who has a big mouth.

Tracy
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He really does need to punch back.

Dr. Strangelove
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@Texas Chris Why wait? He should go on the offensive now and preempt their next demand.

Mother124
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Good Trump.

Charli
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I agree. Time to fight every dem on every bit of their conduct from this point forward until
WE vote them out and eliminate their power. That should include RINOs like Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney and the rest – VOTE ‘EM ALL OUT!

Thomas-Aquinas
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Thomas-Aquinas

Good Trump. The Dems come across as petulant children to all but the hard Left.

Abe Lincoln
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Abe Lincoln

Sorry DemoCraps! You heavily pushed for Mueller which is far more than what Reublicans got under Obama. Now that the outcome isn’t what you’re hoping for, so you wanna start your own witch hunt!. Go pound sand!

sam
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sam

I thought the Washington Post was fake news???

Abe Lincoln
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WP is fake news. That’s why he’s talk to them–so they can have the facts and stop being fake!

David Jenson
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Good for Trump. He’s been way too generous with democrats and they are clearly only out to destroy him, and they’re misusing the legislative branch to do it.

Dr. Strangelove
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David JensonDavid Jenson It does keep them from passing a bunch of crappy laws, though.

Sentinel
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Good point.

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Time to go on offense and start taking out the demonRat deep-staters. The main difference is that we have the TRUTH and EVIDENCE on our side. Now we need to have the political will to follow through.

Charli
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Yes, agreed. WE need to follow through by voting them out of power. That includes RINOs. I am sick to death of these worthless hacks and obstructionists.

Tracy
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He shouldn’t give interviews to the fake news media. silly

sjmom
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Totally agree with Trump. They get NOTHING!

trytothink
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trytothink

Fight these jerks every step of the way. We all know what they’re doing. The whole pretense of “Russian Collusion” has been wiped out. Now this is just about delay, resist, and destroy.

Trump is looking better every day that the Democrats keep pulling this crap.

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Absolutely, sjmom.

Congress is either ignorant of, has ignored, or blatantly not adhered to the constitution.

There is an obvious reason for the differentiation/SEPARATION of powers between the: Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches of our, constitutional republic (not a, democracy). Yet, there are those in Congress that believe that they are above all three. Even though he is a “former” aide, he is still attached to the “executive branch” due to the fact that he has proprietary knowledge.

This issue that these yahoo’s are suggesting is an absolute attack upon our cornerstone of the liberties that our founders/ancestors believed to wholeheartedly in preserving for future generations.

In short, the Separation of Powers, is that which the founders knew was required for the success of the republic and their foresight should be an accomplishment that is striven to be achieved even in this day!

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Here’s the kicker …all of volume 2, the op-ed that they have is stuff Trump gave them…

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The best way to describe how I feel about anyone testifying in front of Democrats is to use past examples of their behavior. Instead of asking serious questions to the IRS heads during that scandal they used their time to praise them and obstruct the process. Then there’s Kavanaugh. No explanation needed there.

The Democrat party is corrupt to the bone and there isn’t a single bit of this that is rightfully intended to protect the process of our elections or our system. The questions to those that testify will be a complete joke. It’s all about destroying the opposition and Trump shouldn’t give them the privilege.

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The ONLY plan the lefties have is to: 1) Hate & Get Trump 2) Take everybody’s money & give it to someone else. 3) Turn our beautiful Nation into a third world country Oh, & did I say HATE AND GET TRUMP! So from what I see on the news last night & today, the idiot lefties plan is to run hands Biden propped up by the unions. The union people’s line (starting in OH) is that Trump has not delivered on helping the average worker. This mantra started on our local OH news last night. Trying to peel away OH voters. THEIR words not mine. WHAT!??? Ed Rendell was on one of the shows tonight spewing the same crap. They want Biden because he is “the working mans man. Also, they had Biden at the podium with a black man on his left & a black woman on his… Read more »

hubman
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Nononononono!!

RINO Rule #2: Never act as if the other side is even hostile, much less that they might be demanding something unreasonable.

RINO Rule #1, of course, is: This is not the Hill to Die On!!

CheetoBuster
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Trump is 100% correct!! The investigation is OVER!

jmorales
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This from the man who has nothing to hide. McGahn will testify and Trump cannot stop him.

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trytothink

There’s a difference between having nothing to hide because you know you did nothing wrong vs going along with an endless fishing expedition digging into every aspect of your life so that your enemies can eventually spin a narrative that hurts you.

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McGahn is not Trump’s lawyer, and he is no longer WH counsel. He can testify what Trump “ordered” him to do and why he refused. This has nothing at all to do with “every aspect” of Trump’s seedy life. It has to do with what happened in the WH.

hubman
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Executive privilege doesn’t expire when you leave your position.

Dr. Strangelove
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So, what happened in the WH? Inquiring minds want to know.

Tracy
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He already did, there was a Mueller report, have you heard about it?

jmorales
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Seems to me I have heard about that. Something about Trump ordering McGahn to obstruct justice. Also that Trump denies a lot of what was said. Ya’ think maybe that’s why Trump doesn’t want McGahn to testify? This is all the leadoff to building a case for impeachment.

hubman
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That does seem to be the MSM interpretation of the Mueller report. Which should be enough to make you question the narrative. We’ve heard for three years about how Trump colluded with Russia, and it turns out there was never any evidence for it. So they’re trying to cover up their incompetence by claiming it was Trump who was trying to obstruct an investigation into a crime he already knew never happened. Trump would have been within his authority to fire Mueller and his whole team and order a new investigation with both Republican and Democrats — and it wouldn’t have been obstruction at all, as long as there was a valid investigation. He could also have directed Mueller to fire some of his staff and replace them with more neutral investigators. None of those actions would have been illegal or obstructive. The reason they didn’t happen was because it… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove
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hubmanhubman Great rebuttal.

Tracy
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Funny how the Democrats were so willing to obstruct and coverup the Democrats scandals.

But now they are all about law and order? Nah, they just want to harass Trump. They already proved they dont care about the law.

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The Mueller report doesn’t contain what the Avatarjmorales ‘s of the world were hoping for so they now have to dream up a new tactic.

When is enough enough?

Tracy
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Their hypocrisy is limitless.

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