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Court won't order former WH counsel to testify before House

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 17:06:18-05

In a setback for Democrats in Congress, a federal appeals court has ruled that judges have no role to play in the subpoena fight between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over the testimony of high-ranking officials.

The decision Friday from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit undoes a lower court ruling that would have forced former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress.

It is likely to doom efforts to get other high-ranking officials to testify in House investigations of President Donald Trump.