Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump, Democrats spar over oversight

Trump, Democrats spar over oversight

A source familiar with the matter told CBS News that White House lawyer Emmet Flood made the request, which McGahn did not comply with. McGahn declined. His reluctance angered the president, who believed that McGahn showed disloyalty by telling investigators for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, about Trump's attempts to maintain control over the Russian Federation investigation.

Mr. McGahn also didn't view his personal opinion as relevant, because Attorney General William Barr had already said he didn't believe the evidence in Mr. Mueller's report amounted to obstruction of justice, the people said.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday said he is convinced special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before his panel.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox Business over the weekend that the Democrats are trying to get to the president by using a strategy to harass and subpoena the attorney general.

In a statement Friday night, Burck declined to elaborate on his discussions with Flood but said the request from the White House was not improper.

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But after the report was released, detailing the range of actions Trump took to try to impede the inquiry, McGahn chose to pass on putting out a statement supportive of the president. Despite repeated claims that Mueller's findings exonerate him, the president has tweeted "Bob Mueller should not testify".

"We as a collective community just get the sense that this was a whitewash", said Bill Nettles, who was USA attorney for SC for six years under former President Barack Obama.

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff voiced concerned Sunday that the United States would not be able to "survive another four years" of President Donald Trump, warning that the president has divided Americans instead of uniting them. The episodes show the lengths the White House has gone around the release of the Mueller report to push back on the notion that Trump obstructed justice.

Mueller's report, though, detailed 10 instances of possible obstruction by Mr. Trump, including by unsuccessfully ordering McGahn to fire Mueller in the summer of 2017. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, that McGahn's record remains legally protected from disclosure. In several cases, the special counsel wrote, there was substantial evidence that the president sought to obstruct the probe, including in his interactions with McGahn.

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