Former special counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t as entertaining as they had hoped, but for the 90 percent of Americans who never read the report, it was news that President Donald Trump was not exonerated. While Mueller put the cracks in the dam, former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance warned that ex-White House counsel Don McGahn would outright break it.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is in court after McGahn denied a subpoena after the president told him not to testify.
During a Saturday panel discussion, Vance divorced the political and legal pieces of the Capitol Hill battles.
“Legally this is a master move because the White House is forcing Democrats to go into court to fight for every little bit of evidence that they hope to acquire, the Democrats strengthen their hand in terms of what the law provides by being able to tell the judge, ‘Look, this is a proceeding that precedent to a quasi-judicial hearing which is a fancy way of saying ‘We’re investigating whether or not we should file articles of impeachment,’ which after all are very much like an indictment,”
She explained that prosecutors don’t walk into the office and decide to indict, they investigate first. That’s the position Congress is in now.
“The court now recognizes, or will likely recognize, it looks like black-letter law to me, that this gives them the ability to get information that the White House has tried to block,” she continued. “And Don McGahn is really, I think the prize here. There will undoubtedly be things in the grand jury material that no one has seen before that will be of value. It’s hard to assess that until one sees it, but Don McGahn is a known quantity.”
She said that if Democrats put him before Congress and they have transcripts Mueller left them, they will be able to hold him accountable if he admits he was asked to lie for the president, lie to the press and create fake documents.
Watch the full panel below:
Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’
President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.
"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.
"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.
"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."
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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.
Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution
President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.
"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.