House Judiciary Chair Nadler Subpoenas Hope Hicks

House Judiciary Chair Nadler Subpoenas Hope Hicks

The subpoenas seek testimony and documents in connection with the committee's probe of whether the president obstructed Mueller's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 us election and contacts between Trump's campaign team and Moscow.

The committee chairman, Jerry Nadler, said the subpoenas were "not optional" and the committee would hear McGahn's testimony even if it had to go to court to secure it.

Trump has said that his administration will fight "all the subpoenas".

In his report about the Russian Federation probe, special counsel Robert Mueller cited Mr McGahn as saying the President called him several times in June, 2017 telling him to direct the Justice Department to remove Mr Mueller because of conflicts of interest.

The House judiciary committee held a brief hearing on Tuesday morning after former White House counsel Donald McGahn defied a subpoena to appear before Congress on orders from the White House.

Mr McGahn would "respect the President's instruction" and not testify, his lawyer said later, in a letter sent to the head of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) "pseudo-impeachment" proceedings against President Donald Trump may turn into real impeachment proceedings. Nadler has said he will move to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress because he did not appear.

Pelosi has warned colleagues that even if the House were to impeach Trump, the effort would nearly certainly fail in the Senate, where Republicans have rallied around the president on matters great and small. Shortly after emerging from that meeting, Nadler said "it's possible" when asked about impeachment hearings.

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Mazars became a target in the House investigation after former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen accused the President of fudging his wealth in an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football team and reduce his real estate tax burden.

The House Oversight Committee claims sweeping investigative power and says it needs Trump's financial records to examine whether he has conflicts of interest or broke the law by not disentangling himself from his business holdings, as previous presidents did.

The New York Democrat had warned in a letter to McGahn late Monday night, "The committee has made clear that you risk serious consequences if you do not appear tomorrow".

Now demands for impeachment among Democrats are growing louder. She rose to communications director, but resigned from the White House in March 2018.

In the early days of Trump's presidency, few aides had more frequent access to him than Hicks, a public relations consultant that Trump hired into the White House from his daughter Ivanka's staff.

No U.S. president has ever been removed from office through impeachment, a process spelled out in the Constitution.

She received a similar request during a separate Democratic Steering Committee meeting. If a majority of members vote to proceed, the House Judiciary Committee would conduct an investigation to determine if there is enough evidence to warrant articles of impeachment against the president. "We are a legislative one", Collins said.

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