CBS News reports:
The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has concluded that high-level presidential advisers have “absolute immunity” from congressional subpoenas for their testimony, according to a letter sent Sunday.
In the letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel said John Eisenberg, a White House attorney who was scheduled to be deposed Monday morning, was under no obligation to comply with the subpoena.
“You have asked whether the Committee may compel Mr. Eisenberg to testify,” Engel wrote in the letter, dated November 3. “We conclude that he is absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony in his capacity as a senior adviser to the President.”