November 25, 2019

The White House tried to use a fake thing called "absolute immunity" to prevent Don McGahn from testifying in front of the House of Representatives. Well, a judge formally ruled that this immunity isn't a thing and McGahn must comply with the subpoena...except he can invoke executive privilege, if needed.

Trump's lawyers initially claimed that all former White House staff and presidential advisers are “absolutely immune” from congressional subpoena. Judge Jackson was clearly not swayed. McGahn is a potential witness to Donald Trump's efforts to obstruct justice in the Mueller investigation, as well as potential other crimes.

We will update this post as more details come out.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.