White House Delivers Bad News to Dems, Says Former Counsel Won’t Testify

According to new reports, the White House has rejected House Democrats’ efforts to force testimony from Don McGahn, former counsel, announcing he will not appear at a hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

“The DOJ 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,” the White House said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders added, “This action has been taken in order to ensure that future presidents can effectively execute the responsibilities of the Office of the Presidency.”

The move comes in response to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s subpoena of McGhan in late April.

Trump supporters took to social media to praise the move, while others condemned Democrats for their repeated attempts to continue investigations into the president.