Chairman Nadler Statement on Reports that the White House Will Stop Don McGahn from Testifying

The Committee has served a valid subpoena to Mr. McGahn.

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a statement in response toreports that the White House will force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy the subpoena issued for his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee:

“The Committee has served a valid subpoena to Mr. McGahn. We have asked him to supply documents to the Committee by May 7 and to testify here on May 21. Our request covers the subjects described by Mr. McGahn to the Special Counsel, and described by Special Counsel Mueller to the American public in his report. As such, the moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from being heard has long since passed. I suspect that President Trump and his attorneys know this to be true as a matter of law — and that this evening’s reports, if accurate, represent one more act of obstruction by an Administration desperate to prevent the public from talking about the President’s behavior. The Committee’s subpoena stands. I look forward to Mr. McGahn’s testimony.”