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Trump ‘expected’ to tell McGahn to ignore a congressional subpoena: report

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President Donald Trump is “expected” to tell former White House counsel Don McGahn to ignore a subpoena from the House of Representatives in a bid to prevent his public testimony, the New York Times reports.

McGahn was subpoenaed to attend a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, but now that appearance is in doubt because of Trump’s maneuvering to block his former White House counsel from testifying, the Times writes.

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“The White House plans to provide Mr. McGahn, who left the post last year, with a legal opinion from the Justice Department to justify his defying the subpoena,” the publication’s source claims.

The Times report goes on to note that “if Mr. McGahn does not appear before the committee on Tuesday, he risks a contempt of Congress citation,” while if “he defies the White House, Mr. McGahn could not only damage his own career in Republican politics but also put his law firm, Jones Day, at risk of having the president urge his allies to withhold their business.”

McGahn has emerged as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether Trump obstructed justice. The former White House counsel testified under oath to Mueller’s team that the president instructed him to fire the special counsel — and he then asked McGahn to issue a public statement falsely denying that he had ever told Mueller of Trump’s attempts to fire him.


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GOP lawmakers working behind the scenes with Democrats to curb Trump’s tariff madness

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Republican lawmakers are working behind the scenes to rein in Donald Trump's penchant for declaring tariffs willy-nilly depending on how he feels about other countries and their leaders at any given time.

As the president trade war rages on -- impacting manufacturers, farmers and consumers alike -- Republicans looking at the 2020 election are desperate to turn around a U.S. economy that looks headed for a recession.

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Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.

I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."

I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.

What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS

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Trump gets triggered by ‘threats of impeaching’ Kavanaugh ‘over made up stories’ of sexual misconduct

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President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Democrats who have called for the impeachment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After fresh evidence of sexual misconduct came to light over the weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates said that they support the impeachment of Kavanaugh.

By Sunday afternoon, Trump fired back on Twitter, comparing the case to the impeachment proceedings he is facing.

Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh

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