The House Judiciary Committee filed a court motion Tuesday afternoon confirming that former White House Counsel for Donald Trump will testify before the committee, an action that had been challenged by the Executive Branch for more than two years.
McGahn, now a partner in the Jones Day law firm, had been ordered to not comply with a House subpoena by the Trump Administration. Although he had left the White House, McGahn had been called by the Judiciary Committee to testify about Trump’s efforts to obstruct the Mueller investigation and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Trump White House, citing Executive Privilege, continued to block McGahn’s testimony, and oral arguments were set to be heard by the DC District Court on May 19th. The motion removes that case from the court docket, saying that an agreement was reached between the White House Counsel’s office, now part of the Biden White House, and the House Judiciary Committee. The motion notes, “Former President Trump, who is not a party to this case, is not a party to the agreement in principle regarding an accommodation.”