First court test arrives in Trump-U.S. House showdown over probes

15 May, 2019, 03:57 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Don McGahn who serves as counsel to the president and assistant to the president makes $179,700

But Burck declined on McGahn's behalf, the people said, because Attorney General William Barr had already concluded there was insufficient evidence to accuse the president of criminal obstruction.

"I don't know what in the world the judiciary committee would find out that Mueller didn't find out through his 22-month. investigation into what was going on", Steube said.

Mehta's pending decision on Democrats' request for years of financial records from Trump's accounting firm Mazars USA is the first legal test for the White House as it refuses to comply with subpoenas.

For almost two years, the nation watched and waited as special counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice.

The administration so far has defied all subpoenas and requests from Congress, leading to more potential court fights.

"We're not going to drag this out", he said, according to Law & Crimes. According to the US-based media reports, the Ex-White House Counsel was one of the key witnesses during Robert Mueller's investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Schiff also argued that Trump's obstruction of the congressional investigation is categorically different from President Barack Obama's opposition to congressional investigative efforts during his presidency.

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The report, overseen by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is described in the prosecutors' letter as containing "overwhelming" evidence that Trump tried to fire Mueller, falsify evidence, limit the scope of Mueller's investigation and prevent witnesses from cooperating with investigators. Trump, his business and family have also filed a lawsuit in NY against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block subpoenas from the House Financial Services and intelligence panels seeking their banking and financial records.

Others suggested they should wait for Mueller to testify before Congress before deciding whether to launch proceedings, or table discussion of impeachment ahead of the approaching presidential election.

"The bottom line is we spent $35 million investigating the president", said Paul.

Mr. Conway claims the American people have a right to see the complete Mueller report.

"I think we just keep seeking the truth", Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats' campaign arm, told ABC News.

Some Democrats signaled that moment could be approaching quickly.

"I didn't know it, but I think it's a great thing that he did it".

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