The Washington Post reports:
Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena, a federal court ruled in a case that could affect the impeachment inquiry. The finding came in a case testing whether top presidential advisers have absolute immunity from congressional demands for information.
The ruling in a lawsuit brought by the House Judiciary Committee has implications for witnesses that could be sought in the impeachment inquiry and for a separation-of-powers confrontation between the executive and legislative branches.
BREAKING: A federal judge on Monday ordered Don McGahn must testify to Congress about his time as the Trump WH's top lawyer, a ruling that will add pressure on other Trump officials tied to the impeachment probe. Decision here: https://t.co/6FeuuCrO5g pic.twitter.com/sQ0PubTxqW
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) November 25, 2019
JUST IN: Federal judge in DC rules for the House of Representatives & against former White House Counsel Don McGahn in lawsuit brought to enforce congressional subpoena served on him by the House.
Judge rejects theory of “absolute immunity” relied on by McGahn & others.
— Joshua A. Geltzer (@jgeltzer) November 25, 2019
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena, rejecting Trump's claims of "absolute immunity." People will say this is a win for Democrats; it's actually a win for the rule of law.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 25, 2019
Former WH Counsel Don McGahn must comply with this court order by testifying before Congress immediately.
And let's be clear: he shouldn't delay testifying by asking Gorsuch and Kavanaugh—the very justices he hand-picked for SCOTUS—to bail him out.
No one is above the law. https://t.co/KasC1o4PrQ
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) November 25, 2019