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White House will fight any Congressional subpoena of former counsel Don McGahn

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The White House will fight tooth and nail against any key aides appearing before the House, according to the Washington Post.

The latest announcement came when former White House counsel Don McGahn was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee. His testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller proved to be a key component to his final report.

This begins another showdown between the White House and Congress as Trump works to protect himself from accountability. They’re currently refusing to allow any aides to testify, two sources told The Post. The staffers will do so by asserting “executive privilege,” which likely won’t fly for those whose testimony didn’t have to do with the president.

“McGahn was mentioned more than 150 times in Mueller’s report and provided damaging accounts to investigators about how the president pressured him to oust the special counsel and then pushed him to publicly deny the episode,” The Post noted.

Getting McGahn to appear before Congress could ultimately lead to more problems for the president. McGahn isn’t the president’s personal lawyer, he works for the American public, so no lawyer/client privilege exists, though that hasn’t stopped Trump from trying.

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House holds Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress

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The House has officially voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress.

Both men refused to abide by a subpoena from the House for documents so they that could investigate actions by both departments.

The last person to be held in contempt of Congress was Bill Barr when he was held in civil contempt, but this was a criminal charge.

In the case of Ross, he is accused of lying under oath to Congress and they requested documents to prove it. Ross refused to provide the information necessary.

Ross has called the contempt charge "political theater" and of no real substance. If that was true, he shouldn't be afraid to provide the documents. Still, he refused.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

Raw Story spoke with Dr. Bandy X. Lee about the President's racist tirades against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-IL).

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence at Yale School of Medicine. She helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She is author of the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and editor of the New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

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