House Democrats, with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) leading the charge, have been trying to get former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to testify before Congress.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in a 2-1 decision that despite the Senate Judiciary Committee’s insistence, McGahn cannot be compelled to testify.
Donald Trump triumphs
It is a fairly safe bet that Democrats are going to lose their minds over this. The Judiciary Committee was attempting to use the courts to force McGahn to testify about matters relating to the Mueller investigation, and this decision is a devastating blow.
House Democrats were hoping that McGahn’s testimony would supply them with ammunition with which to incriminate Trump, and Nadler has already stated that if McGahn does not testify, he is going to hold him in contempt.
This is the same approach the Democrats have taken when it comes to virtually every current and former White House official they have attempted to subpoena.
The Department of Legal Counsel contended that as a former presidential advisor, McGahn has “immunity,” and the three-judge panel agreed.
The precedent is in place
Now, Democrats can rail about this all they want, but the Obama administration is the administration that set the precedent for this. On July 15, 2014, the DOJ released the opinion that “the President’s immediate advisers are absolutely immune from congressional testimony process.”
This decision was announced in reference to David Simas testifying, who at the time was the Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
This decision was made based on a precedent that had been set before, in 1971, from then-Attorney General William Rehnquist.
This should be game, set, match when it comes to the Dems pursuing impeachment, but we all know this is far from over. Dems are going to continue to beat this drum until either the stick or the skin breaks.
Sadly, the misinformation campaign by Democrats will likely continue for the remainder of this term and if Trump wins re-election, the following four years.
We will keep seeking out the truth, though, to fully expose the truth of the matter — that today’s politicians would rather be involved in political theater than actually representing We the People.