WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trumps effort to keep his top aides from testifying.
The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton.
Not even the Republican presidents closest aides who receive subpoenas from Congress can ignore or defy congressional compulsory process, by order of the President or otherwise, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote on Monday in ruling on a lawsuit filed by the House Judiciary Committee.
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