“How high, boss?” “This high” — former White House counsel Don McGahn obeys Trump, fails to show at hearing this morning:
Rep. Jerry Nadler: "We will not allow the President to prevent the American people from hearing from this witness. We will not allow the President to block congressional subpoenas, putting himself and his allies above the law." https://t.co/iwEhpwoUah pic.twitter.com/Aw7imGg0GX
— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2019
Nadler in the clip above (from The Post):
“We will not allow the president to block congressional subpoenas, putting himself and his allies above the law,” Nadler said. “We will not allow the president to stop this investigation, and nothing in these unjustified and unjustifiable legal attacks will stop us from pressing forward with our work on behalf of the American people. We will hold this president accountable, one way or the other.”
According to The Post article linked above, five members of Speaker Pelosi’s leadership team are pressing to start an impeachment inquiry to get the documents and testimony the Trump administration is refusing to provide. Pelosi “declined to endorse the idea,” the report says, citing concerns that opening an impeachment inquiry would undercut other investigations and lack of broad support for the measure.
What happens next? I have no idea. Open thread.