House Committee Files Lawsuit To Force Don McGahn To Testify

The panel says it needs to hear from McGahn in order to determine whether it should consider impeaching the president.
Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 07, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit Wednesday to enforce a subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn. 

According to the lawsuit, the committee "is now determining whether to recommend articles of impeachment ... based on the obstructive conduct described by the Special Counsel." But it says it can't make that call "without hearing testimony from a crucial witness to these events: former White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II."  

The committee's investigating President Trump and whether or not he obstructed justice. 

In May, the White House told McGahn not to testify or turn over documents related to the committee's investigation.

According to Robert Mueller's report, President Trump told McGahn to have Mueller fired and then told McGahn to lie about it. 

More than half of House Democrats have said they support beginning an impeachment inquiry against the president. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN