House Judiciary v. Donald F. McGhan II; USDC for DC, 1:19-cv-02379; Related Case Designation, Mueller Grand Jury

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House Judiciary v. Donald F. McGhan II; USDC for DC, 1:19-cv-02379; Related Case Designation, Mueller Grand Jury

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:30 pm

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McGahn Case Related to Grand Jury Document Requests, Judiciary Committee Argues

The House Committee on the Judiciary filed a response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order to show reasoning for why the committee’s motion to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress should be designated as related to the committee’s efforts to obtain materials from a grand jury. The committee’s response cites the relation of the two cases as being necessary to provide evidence for the committee’s investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Trump. The document is available here and below.
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The Hill: Democrats want McGahn testimony, Mueller grand jury cases decided by same judge

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Re: House Judiciary v. Donald F. McGhan II; USDC for DC, 1:19-cv-02379; Related Case Designation, Mueller Grand Jury

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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 pm

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Judge deals setback to House Democrats' effort to see McGahn testimony

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Wednesday rejected House Democrats' effort to put two key legal cases the Judiciary Committee is pursuing in its impeachment investigation before the same judge.

The decision from DC District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell is a procedural setback for the House Judiciary Committee in its effort to use the courts to obtain information while the panel considers whether to bring forward articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Howell sided with the Justice Department and former White House counsel Don McGahn in a Wednesday ruling that the Judiciary Committee's lawsuit to enforce its subpoena of McGahn should not be connected to its petition to obtain former special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury materials.

The House had argued that its grand jury petition filed in July and its McGahn lawsuit are connected because they involved "common issues of fact" and were both part of the committee's investigation to determine whether to impeach the President.

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