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WATCH LIVE: Nadler threatens McGahn with contempt as former White House lawyer skips House hearing

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The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is holding a hearing on the oversight of the Mueller report, which was supposed to include testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn.

The White House directed McGahn to defy a subpoena to appear before the committee.

“This move is just the latest act of obstruction from the White House that includes its blanket refusal to cooperate with this Committee. It is also the latest example of this Administration’s disdain for law,” House Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement.

“It is absurd for President Trump to claim privilege as to this witness’s testimony when that testimony was already described publicly in the Mueller Report. Even more ridiculous is the extension of the privilege to cover events before and after Mr. McGahn’s service in the White House.”

“The Committee will convene as planned… and Mr. McGahn is expected to appear as legally required,” Nadler added.

The lawmaker told CNN on Monday that “the first thing we’re going to do is hold McGahn in contempt.”

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Four years ago this week: Trump’s escalator ride and the Charleston shooting. It’s not a coincidence

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It was four years ago (plus one day) when Donald Trump descended his golden elevator at Trump Tower and announced to the world that he was running for president to make America great again. It was a memorable day, although I don't think anyone believed at the time it would be more than a bizarre blip in presidential campaign history.

It was a patented Trumpian spectacle, ridiculous and over the top. Needless to say, the speech itself was offensive and absurd. He called Mexicans rapists and criminals, bragged about his allegedly enormous wealth and said that the U.S. had never beaten China and Japan at anything. He lied about the crowd size and insulted the press. In other words, it was the template for all the speeches that were to come, throughout his campaign and his presidency.

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‘They don’t trust him’: Ex-CIA operative says intel officials’ efforts to conceal information from Trump is ‘stunning’

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On Monday, former CIA officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett that he had never heard of a situation before like the new reports that intelligence officials concealed information from President Donald Trump about efforts to plant malware in the Russian power grid.

"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"

"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."

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New Democrat backs impeachment as support grows among voters in conservative districts

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Supporters of opening an impeachment inquiry received a major boost of support on Monday when a Democratic Party rising star in a conservative district offered her support.

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) defeated a Republican during the 2018 midterms in a seat that had never elected a Democrat during its 25 years of existence.

Porter, a tenured law professor, has received praise for her insightful questioning of administration officials.

The congresswoman explained her reasoning in a video and 9-page policy document posted to her website.

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