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Tug of war by Ex-consultant of Trump

Don McGahn was from January 2017 until October 2018, legal adviser to the White house. And he is regarded as a key figure in the report of special investigator, Robert Mueller to the Russia-affair Donald Trump . McGahn said to have been questioned during the investigation about 30 hours long. And McGahn knew to tell Controversial, especially since he was involved as legal adviser in all the important operations in the White house.

the Mueller report shows, for example, that the U.S. President has instructed in June 2017 with its legal counsel, to obtain the then Minister of justice, Jeff Sessions, the dismissal of Mueller. McGahn refused, however, to make Trumps statement. This McGahn Episode of my life feeds the suspicion that Trump may have the obstruction of Justice guilty of. A valuation was open Mueller. Minister of justice, William Barr saw no occasion for an indictment.

McGahn for 21. May pre-load

After the release of the partially blackened Mueller report, the Democrats, who make up the majority in the house of representatives have announced a number of parliamentary inquiries. The investigation report includes a total of ten cases in which the suspicion of obstruction of Justice by President Trump. According to US media reports, now wants to prevent the White house that the former legal adviser to McGahn must be in front of a congressional Committee to testify.

The judiciary Committee of the house of representatives has McGahn for the 21st century. May pre-download. To 7. May he should have to submit documents. It is a legal tug-of-war to the Congress survey of McGahn is already. According to media reports, the US-President on special rights professions, which protects the internal communication between him and his staff. Such special rights are confirmed by a court, but by no means uncontroversial.

Trump against surveys in Congress

Trump has expressed with clear words on the matter. While Mueller's investigation, he had admitted that its employees are extensively interviewed, said Trump in an Interview with the "Washington Post". The US President spoke out in General against the Congress surveys. "There is no need for further investigations," said Trump. The approach taken by the Democrats was politically motivated.

last week, Trump had rejected the representation, he didn't want to dismiss special Prosecutor Mueller. "I had the right to terminate the whole witch-hunt, if I wanted to." And further: "I could have been any fire, if I wanted to, including Mueller. I've decided not to do it."

Constitutional oversight responsibilities

The Mueller-deliver report evidence for an obstruction of the justice and other misconduct by Trump, said Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat and Chairman of the judiciary Committee of the house of representatives. It is now in charge of the Congress, to determine the full extent of the misconduct of Trump and to decide what steps the Parliament in the exercise of its constitutional oversight responsibilities, companies must. According to Nadler McGahn is an important witness.

The Democrats are divided on whether the findings from the Mueller report will be used to impeachment proceedings against Trump. The chances that this leads in the end to a farewell Trumps from the White house, are low. An Impeachment could be for the Democrats to Boomerang. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 24.04.2019, 18:10 PM

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