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1. #McGahn case now makes three cases #SCOTUS can tee up to rule on by the time we hold the impeachment trial:

1. McGahn on the total immunity claim;

2. Vance grand jury on power of states over sitting president;

3. House Mazars case on Congress' power to get tax returns.
2. That pretty much covers the issues.

I went back to US v Nixon case where #SCOTUS ruled against Nixon on the White House tapes. I was curious how long it took.

The case was an appeal from Judge Sirica's district court order on a subpoena. He entered it on May 20, 1974.
3. Cert was granted on June 15, 1974. SCOTUS ruled on the case on July 24, 1974. Sixteen days later, Nixon resigned August 9, 1974.

If Roberts drags this out he will own all of Trump's crimes. His name will be infamous. I think he'l rule fast.
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Here’s the full #McGahn opinion on a witness claiming total presidential immunity. First document is the Conclusion that I invite all Americans to read. @Maddow @lawrence…
@maddow @Lawrence Here's the three pages of the Conclusion.
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Calling on Don #McGahn's and John Bolton's conscience:

Federal district court writes that absolute immunity from testifying...

"simply does not exist"
"simply has no basis in the law"
"a fiction"

"The official’s defiance ... substantially harms the national interest."
"Blatant defiance of Congress’ centuries-old an affront to the mechanism for curbing abuses of power that the Framers carefully crafted for our protection, and, thereby, recalcitrant witnesses actually undermine the broader interests of the People of the United States"
"It is hard to imagine a more significant wound than such alleged interference with Congress’ ability to detect and deter abuses of power within the Executive branch for the protection of the People of the United States."
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Le #breaking de la nuit US. 1ère défaite judiciaire de #Trump face à la Chambre démocrate: 1 juge fédéral de district ordonne à son commissaire aux comptes Mazars de fournir les documents financiers assignés.…
2) Politiquement, #Trump est furieux, mettant en cause la partialité de la justice puisque le juge Mehta a été nommé par le président #Obama et promettant implicitement un appel… #àvoir RT+
3) Juridiquement, le juge Mehta a tranché dans son arrêt: si la chambre démocrate a constitutionnellement le pouvoir d'enquêter sur le président en vue d'1 impeachment, pourquoi ne pourrait-elle pas aussi investiguer s'il y a eu malversation de #Trump?…
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I'm late to the party but have four thoughts on how this statement affects a number of the ongoing battles between #Trump and the #House -- including those relating to investigations, subpoenas, and obstruction of justice.
First, to the extent Trump disputes the accuracy of key facts in the #Mueller report, that massively enhances Congress's case for seeing the unredacted report, having #Mueller testify, having #McGahn testify, and having its subpoenas honored. So Trump shot himself in the foot.
Second, McGahn is a potentially dangerous witness for Trump, so Trump's pattern of attacking him (manifested yet again here) is very risky. Indeed, Trump's penchant for publicly blasting current and former officials may well cause him many more headaches going forward.
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🚨Trump sues Congress to keep his finances hidden from House Oversight. Complaint sounds like it was written by Sarah Sanders: “The Democrat Party…has declared all-out political war against President Donald J. Trump. Subpoenas are their weapon of choice.”…
Trump's hiding his national security abuses, ordering Carl Kline to defy a Congressional subpoena. This will lead to a contempt order. Where their stonewall strategy must lead. As w/ financial info, it's a delay tactic. But in the end it will result in more impeachable offenses.
🚨There you have it ➡️ White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald #McGahn for testimony on #MuellerReport. Trump & his Roy Cohn gang stonewalled Mueller, now they’ll stonewall Congress. How much contempt can democracy bear from this contemptible POTUS?
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@emptywheel @maggieNYT “They do so even while describing a lawyer who represents three high-placed witnesses in the case (along w/#McGahn, #WilliamBurck represents #ReincePriebus and #SteveBannon) opining that the President’s legal exposure makes cooperation “insane.”…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “Along the way, the story engages in other kinds of spin, all of which happens to make #DonMcGahn look far better than he should...” 👀See #Koch #FollowTheMoney #JonesDay 👉
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥“#StephenBrogan, Managing Partner, #JonesDay
W/at least 13 of its lawyers positioned strategically throughout Trump administration, including #DonMcGahn, the firm has not been coy about its ties to Trump & exercises immense, unprecedented power in” D.C.…
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