​​​​​​​US Federal District Judge Denies McGahn Stay of His Testimony; Updated with New FOIA Releases

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Talking Points Memo has an update on McGahn and his attempts to avoid testifying.

“U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson denied Monday the administration’s request for a stay. The administration has already asked an appeals court to put on hold her order from last week that McGahn testify. The appeals court has put the ruling on an administrative hold, and has scheduled briefing and oral arguments on the merits of the appeal.”

“On Monday, the judge said that the Justice Department could not “make a persuasive showing of irreparable harm in the absence of a colorable argument that McGahn’s mere appearance before the Judiciary Committee would, in and of itself, be harmful.”

SNIP

“[T]the Judiciary Committee would almost certainly lose the chance to question McGahn as part of the present impeachment inquiry if a stay order issues, which would unquestionably harm the ongoing investigation that the Judiciary Committee is conducting, and by extension, would also injure the public’s interest in thorough and well-informed impeachment proceedings,” she said.”


TPM has the entire order in their article.

TPM article

The question now is whether the US Appellate court will extend its administrative stay or lift it.

More FOIA information has been released tonight based on the Buzzfeed lawsuit.

According to Rachel the biggest thing found so far among the papers most of which are FBI interview notes is that Michael Cohen “told Sekulow there were details out there that weren’t in the letter [redacted] Cohen said there were more communications with Russia and more communications with Trump than were reflected and Sekulow responded that it was not necessary to elaborate or include those details because the transaction did not take place.” (emphasis added by me)

This is about the Trump Moscow Tower. Got to love the joint defense agreement and Sekulow.

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7 Comments on "​​​​​​​US Federal District Judge Denies McGahn Stay of His Testimony; Updated with New FOIA Releases"

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DHG
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Most of all this is likely to come to a head as election season heats up, Trump is a fool and he will never be dictator for reasons I have stated on this site before. He is going to answer for his crimes to mans law and Gods.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

The Idiot is a dictator now !!!!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Not quite yet. But he’s dreaming he’s one.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

I hope Mcgahn will testify, he will have much to say if they ask the right questions. I think that he might have a bit of an axe to grind but we’ll see

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Don’t get your hopes up.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

If they can get a couple of these clowns to testify the rest will follow or risk charges themselves.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

My GOD ( HOW LONG ), must “we the people “
endure the OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE,
by the President of these United States?
We can’t get anything done
because of the courts .
If he’s got nothing to hide , why’s he dragging
his feet ?
We must assume , he’s got a lot to hide !
Are the Republicans just blind ,or stupid?
Even if they win , the lose in the long run !
Because we will no longer be a Democracy,
And they will be first to go !