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After 2-year battle, House panel to interview Trump counsel

Don McGahn
Posted at 2:52 AM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-04 07:12:37-04

The House Judiciary Committee is set to question former White House counsel Don McGahn after years of trying.

The committee will question McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump.

The long-awaited interview is the result of an agreement last month in federal court.

House Democrats have been trying to get McGahn to testify since April 2019, when he defied a subpoena on Trump's orders. Later that month, the Justice Department released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, which extensively quoted interviews with McGhan.

Mueller's report ultimately did not recommend prosecuting Trump, but it also did not exonerate him.

In reaching a deal last month, House Democrats and McGahn's team agreed that the former White House counsel will only be questioned about information attributed to him in publicly available portions of Mueller’s report.