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White House will order Don McGahn to defy Dems’ subpoena: Sarah Sanders

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The Trump White House will instruct former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena issued by House Democrats.

In an interview with ABC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that she didn’t “anticipate” that the White House would let McGahn comply with Congress’s request for documents related to his testimony given to special counsel Robert Mueller. She also said that “we consider this to be a case closed and we’re moving forward to do the work of the American people.”

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Democrats had given McGahn until Tuesday to comply with their request for documents, but now it looks like that deadline will not be met.

McGahn told Mueller that Trump had twice ordered him to fire the special counsel, and then instructed him to lie about the president’s past orders regarding Mueller after they were made public by a report in the New York Times.

McGahn’s testimony is seen as crucial for determining whether Trump illegally tried to obstruct the Mueller probe, which is why Democrats have been trying to secure his testimony about what he told Mueller under oath and in public.


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White House tells Corey Lewandowski to keep his mouth shut when appearing before Congress

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Corey Lewandowski is slated to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, but President Donald Trump's White House is telling the possible Senate hopeful to keep his mouth shut.

Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted about the instruction Monday, less than 24 hours before Lewandowski is scheduled to be sworn in.

"White House has instructed Corey Lewandowski not to testify about his conversations with POTUS or other White House officials that are not already delineated in Mueller report, per aide familiar with strategy. He testifies tomorrow," Dawsey tweeted.

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Trump’s California donors are freaking out about the social consequences of attending his fundraisers: report

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President Donald Trump has generated a huge amount of election campaign money from fundraisers in California — a state where he is underwater 30 points and an epicenter of legal and legislative opposition to his agenda.

Fundraisers in California are incredibly lucrative for the president, as the state is home to a number of tech and entertainment millionaires. But its heavily liberal lean has many of his donors scared of social consequences for their support — and according to Politico, that fear is leading the Trump campaign to cloak these events in secrecy.

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Damage control: Eugene Robinson explains why beating Trump won’t be the next president’s greatest challenge

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Democrats have spent months fighting over the tiniest details of each policy during the handful of Democratic debates and forums. While they may agree on 98 percent of the policies, it's the two percent that campaigns are zeroing-in on. The reality, however, is that few if any of the policies or campaign promises will ever come to fruition. As Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson explained in his latest column, the greatest challenge of any Democratic leader post-Trump will be fixing the things the president broke.

In his Monday column, Robinson demanded to know not just how Democrats plan to actually beat Trump, but how they'll repair the damage he'll leave. He doesn't doubt Democrats can accomplish the goal of kicking the president out of the White House, but the aftermath is another matter.

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