Nancy Pelosi and her allies in the House Democrat caucus launched their boldest attack yet on the President.
Administration officials were left scrambling to respond.
And William Barr is fighting one lawsuit Nancy Pelosi will use to impeach Donald Trump.
House Democrats see former White House counsel Don McGahn as the modern-day version of John Dean.
Dean served as White House counsel in the Nixon administration and participated as one of the architects of the scheme that led to the Watergate burglary.
As the investigations into Watergate intensified, Dean flipped on Nixon and appeared before a Senate committee for nationally televised hearings where Dean implicated President Nixon in the cover-up for the first time.
Democrats hope to replicate this by subpoenaing McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
McGahn’s 30 hours before Mueller’s investigators formed the backbone of the obstruction of justice volume of the special counsel’s report.
But the President blocked McGahn on the longstanding principle of executive privilege.
Democrats were not about to take no for an answer.
The Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit in federal court to compel McGahn’s testimony.
“The Judiciary Committee is conducting oversight and hearings, including assessing whether to exercise its Article I power to recommend articles of impeachment against the president, including those articles already referred to the Judiciary Committee, and considering significant remedial legislation and amendments to existing laws,” Democrats argued.
“But the Judiciary Committee cannot fulfill these constitutional responsibilities without full access to critical evidence, including testimony from McGahn, who was a key witness to many of the most egregious obstructive acts described in the special counsel’s report,” the lawsuit continued.
Democrats believe McGahn holds the key to impeaching President Trump because of his testimony to Mueller and his team of Democrat prosecutors.
During his testimony, McGahn described President Trump wanting to fire Robert Mueller and telling McGahn to deny press reports that Trump ordered his subordinates to fire Mueller.
Robert Mueller’s report on collusion proved to be a bust.
Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York wrapped up their investigation into hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 election without filing any charges against anyone from the Trump Organization or the President.
Obstruction of justice is all the Democrats have left on the impeachment.
And without McGahn’s testimony that is a dead end as well.
That is why the stakes of this case are so high.
William Barr and the Justice Department will oppose any end run by the Democrats to try and claim they aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry, yet still force McGahn to testify.
This could be the most important lawsuit of Attorney General Barr’s career.
The outcome of this case could affect the remainder of Trump’s Presidency, the 2020 election and the office of the Presidency itself moving forward even after Trump leaves Washington.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.