Nadler Slams McGahn For Ditching Hearing: ‘Our Subpoenas Are Not Optional’

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May 21, 2019 10:32 a.m.
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House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) tore into ex-White House counsel Don McGahn for skipping his hearing in front of the committee on Tuesday morning.

During the brief 30-minute hearing, Nadler ripped the White House’s argument that McGahn has “absolute immunity” from House Democrats’ subpoenas.

“Our subpoenas are not optional,” Nadler said. “Mr. McGahn has a legal obligation to be here for this scheduled appearance. If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him.”

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