‘I allowed everyone to testify’: Trump seeks to explain push to defy congressional subpoenas

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Former White House counsel Don McGahn was a no-show in response to a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee, reportedly at the request of President Donald Trump.

In apparent response, the president tweeted his rationale for encouraging former associates to defy subpoenas.

“So even though I didn’t have to do it with Presidential Privilege, I allowed everyone to testify, including White House Counsel Don McGahn (for over 30 hours), to Robert Mueller and the 18 Angry Trump-Hating Democrats, and they arrived……..at a conclusion of NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION!” he wrote. “The Dems were unhappy with the outcome of the $40M Mueller Report, so now they want a do-over.”