BREAKING: Obama-Appointed Judge Orders Former White House Counsel Don McGahn to Testify in Impeachment Show Trials
Another day, another corrupt Obama judge.
Obama-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled Monday that Don McGahn must testify to Congress about his time as Trump’s White House counsel.
Justice Department lawyers argued Don McGahn had “absolute immunity” from testifying because he was a member of President Trump’s inner circle and Trump should have the ability to seek candid advice from his closest advisors and legal counsel.
DOJ lawyers also argued that federal courts (unelected judges) have no business getting involved in a dispute between the executive branch and the legislative branch.
Bill Barr recently blasted the courts for getting involved in disputes between Congress and the Trump Admin.
“The framers did not envision that the Courts would play the role of arbiter of turf disputes between the political branches,” Barr said during a speech at a Federalist Society conference. “The long experience of our country is that the political branches can work out their constitutional differences without resort to the courts.”
And here we are with an unprecedented ruling from yet another Obama judge.
Don McGahn must testify to Congress about his time as the White House’s top lawyer, a federal judge ruled Monday — a decision that will put pressure on other reluctant Trump administration witnesses to testify about President Donald Trump’s actions.
Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, rejected both arguments [from the DOJ].
“DOJ promotes a conception of separation-of-powers principles that gets these constitutional commands exactly backwards,” Jackson wrote in her 120-page opinion. “In reality, it is a core tenet of this Nation’s founding that the powers of a monarch must be split between the branches of the government to prevent tyranny.”
McGahn in 2017 sat down for five interviews with Mueller’s thugs and answered questions for a total of over 30 hours but that wasn’t enough.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler previously subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to publicly testify.
Nadler said that Don McGahn is a “critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Special Counsel’s report.”
According to Mueller’s report, President Trump asked Don McGahn to supposedly lie about reports that he ordered him to fire Mueller. Mueller was never even fired and Trump insists he never said anything like that to McGahn, but Nadler and the Dems are pursuing him anyway.
“The Special Counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” Nadler said. “It now falls to Congress to determine for itself the full scope of the misconduct and to decide what steps to take in the exercise of our duties of oversight, legislation and constitutional accountability.”
The Trump admin will move to immediately appeal judge Jackson’s ruling, which is why Adam Schiff is scrambling to draft an impeachment report as quickly as possible — he knows time is not on his side and the Trump admin will do everything possible to delay impeachment.
Judge Jackson’s ruling will certainly galvanize impeachment ringleader Adam Schiff who said his Committee and the Judiciary Committee may call in more witnesses to provide testimony.
“Even as we draft our report, we are open to the possibility that further evidence will come to light, whether in the form of witnesses who provide testimony or documents that become available,” Schiff wrote in a letter to colleagues Monday.