House Judiciary Committee issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson

Josée Champlain / Flickr Hope Hicks Making his tiny boner...
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Donald Trump’s policy of not allowing anyone who ever met him to speak with Congress is going to get a further test, as the House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for former adviser Hope Hicks and former Deputy White House Counsel Annie Donaldson. According to Politico, the subpoenas call on both women to produce requested documents by June 4. Then they are scheduled to testify with Hicks on June 19 and Donaldson on June 24.

However, Trump has so far not allowed any member of his current or former staff to respond to either a request or a subpoena since Democrats took control of the House in January. On Monday, Trump once again ordered former White House Counsel Don McGahn not to testify—driving up calls to move to an impeachment inquiry. It seems extremely likely that Trump will issue similar orders to both Hicks and Donaldson. Though, since there’s absolutely nothing Trump could do if they ignored his order, there’s no reason one or the other might not still appear.

As Trump’s confidant during the campaign period, and the person who often acted as the buffer between those communicating with Trump through text or email, Hicks has long been sought after for information on incidents such as the false story created to cover up the Trump Tower meeting.

Donaldson’s name has been mentioned frequently in the wake of the Mueller report since on many incidents she was the one actually taking notes during meetings between Trump and McGahn. Excerpts from her notes in the Mueller report provided some of the most tantalizing insight into the events taking place during the period when Trump was ordering McGahn to get rid of the special counsel.

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4 Comments on "House Judiciary Committee issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson"

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Debra
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Debra

I don’t understand why McGann didn’t just show up. tRump could not do anything if he showed up.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Compromat

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

If those two FTA and take legal advice from legal counsel who does not represent them; then they should be found in contempt-the rest of us MUST respond to subpoena demands for documents and to appear….the assholes of this criminal administration must be stopped-WE are sick of them and of hearing about this bullshit minute by minute it never ends

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Well hell, McGann was his buddy for a long time , he bailed when he knew impeachment was pretty much a forgone conclusion. Everyone that has ever been a friend of Trump , is scared to death to cross him . If you do , wellllll under the big bus you go . Tire tracks on your back .
You must remember that Trump called McGann a lier about his testimony to Mueller. …That is perjury. or … call Trump a liar. And that’s probably true . World’s biggest lier .