Former White House counsel Don McGahn was scheduled to testify before Congress tomorrow. The New York Times is reporting President Trump is preparing to tell McGahn to skip it and defy a Congressional subpoena.
According to The Times, the move would deny Democrats “testimony from one of the most important eyewitnesses to Mr. Trump’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation.”
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said if McGahn doesn’t appear, his committee will vote to hold him in contempt of Congress.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports a growing number of Democrats want to begin impeachments proceedings against Trump, despite the fact that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has long been against the idea.
“House Democrats were hoping to make McGahn their star witness as they seek to unpack the findings of the Mueller report — particularly regarding questions of whether Trump obstructed justice. Trump and his administration have thwarted multiple House probes into the report, the president’s businesses and efforts to obtain his tax returns, frustrating Democrats who said they are trying to conduct oversight.”