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Former White House Counsel McGahn Is Asked if He Will Testify Before Congress, Declines to Comment

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn at Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's farewell ceremony in Washington on Thursday (Photo Credit: Nicholas Ballasy)

WASHINGTON — Former White House Counsel Don McGahn declined to comment when asked on Thursday if he is going to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the Russia probe and Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s final report.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has threatened to hold McGahn in contempt if he does not appear before the committee and comply with a subpoena requesting that he turn over documents related to the Russia probe. According to the final Russia probe report, President Trump had asked McGahn to remove Mueller, but Trump recently said that did not occur. On Tuesday, the White House exerted executive privilege to bar McGahn from complying with the congressional subpoena.

McGahn attended a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein at the Department of Justice on Thursday when he was asked if he is going to testify but he did not respond.

PJM asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway if she thinks McGahn should testify.

“He’s spent 30 years testifying under oath. He’s given them everything they need. It’s great to see him here today,” said Conway, who was spotted speaking with McGahn after the Rosenstein ceremony.