White House tells McGahn to defy House subpoena, as DOJ asserts 'immunity'

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Feom the Article"In a statement released Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats for continuing to pursue Trump investigations, saying they want a "wasteful and unnecessary do-over" in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe -- and describing the subpoena for McGahn as part of that.

"The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to try and force Mr. McGahn to testify again. The Department of Justice has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly," Sanders said. "This action has been taken in order to ensure that future Presidents can effectively execute the responsibilities of the Office of the Presidency."
The related DOJ memo said McGahn, like other senior advisers to a president, has "immunity" from being compelled to testify about his official duties.
"This immunity applies to the former White House Counsel. Accordingly, Mr. McGahn is not legally required to appear and testify about matters related to his official duties as Counsel to the President," the memo said."

The statements are clear. The DOJ office of Legal Council has said the gentleman doesn't need to testify; he has immunity. Not Trump, not Barr but a recognized legal authority for the Executive Brand. Should be 'nuff said, but it won't be. We all know that.
SOURCE URL: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-mcgahn-house-hearing

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