Home Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Tuesday threatened to go to court docket to get former White Home counsel Don McGahn to testify earlier than his committee.
“Let me be clear: This committee will hear Mr. McGahn’s testimony, even when we’ve to go to court docket to safe it,” Nadler stated.
Nadler’s remarks got here throughout an empty-chair listening to the place McGahn was below subpoena to testify about particular counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. On Monday, President Donald Trump had directed McGahn to not adjust to the subpoena, in response to letters from administration officers who argued that McGahn was “immune” from being compelled to supply testimony.
“Our subpoenas aren’t elective,” Nadler stated within the temporary listening to, which adjourned after remarks from him and rating Republican Doug Collins, R-Ga.
McGahn’s choice to skip the listening to solely escalates the continuing conflict between Home Democrats, who declare they’re exercising their authentic oversight duties, and Republicans who say the…