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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    The House doesn't want information from him regarding his affairs as a private citizen, they want information on what he did as an executive branch employee, including deliberations and being the legal representative for the White House, 2 instances of privilege may exist---client/lawyer and executive privilege.

    Your argument is simple minded at best.
    LOL! The WH waived privilege, full stop. It's gone, it's not coming back and twump has no legal ground to stand on. Zero.

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    What authority does the White House have over Don McGahn? What power do they have to coerce McGahn to ignore a subpoena? McGahn is a private citizen, right?
    He also is a lawyer who was White House counsel for President Trump. Both Executive Privilege and attorney-client privilege apply. He can not testify to ANYTHING having ANYTHING to do with President Trump or the Executive branch of government without President Trump's consent.

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanngrisnir View Post
    LOL! The WH waived privilege, full stop. It's gone, it's not coming back and twump has no legal ground to stand on. Zero.
    That is as false as is possible.

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That is as false as is possible.
    LOL! IOW, it's not even remotely false, since in fact the WH waived privilege. Once that's done, there is no reasserting of it. His testimony is now in the public record, and that just KILLS you.

    Yay!

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That is as false as is possible.
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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by NWRatCon View Post
    Sorry YOU had a derp moment there.

    While it is true that waiver on one matter doesn't waive all matters, it applies to the issues that are covered by previous discussions. That's really not the issue here, is it? This is a blanket denial of access. Nothing justifies that, does it?
    McGahn's privilege is in the areas of decision making in the executive branch and the legality of those decisions. He cannot discuss them without consent. He can discuss meetings and non specific details, but waiving privilege in certain meetings and discussion doesn't waive it in all WH matters, as the privilege being broke isn't his, its the Executive branch.

    Its not a simple, cut and dried issue that it is being made out to be.

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    McGahn's privilege is in the areas of decision making in the executive branch and the legality of those decisions. He cannot discuss them without consent. He can discuss meetings and non specific details, but waiving privilege in certain meetings and discussion doesn't waive it in all WH matters, as the privilege being broke isn't his, its the Executive branch.

    Its not a simple, cut and dried issue that it is being made out to be.
    So, are you conceding that a blanket refusal to testify is unjustified?
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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by NWRatCon View Post
    So, are you conceding that a blanket refusal to testify is unjustified?
    Why should I answer a question that doesn't describe what is occurring?

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    Re: Ex White House Counsel Don McGahn

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Why should I answer a question that doesn't the questiondescribe what is occurring?
    Yes it is. Are you not paying attention? And yes, you should answer, to establish a baseline for discussion. Is a blanket refusal to testify justified? If not, then we can dicker over the price.
    Mission: "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." ACLU. Why isn't every American a member?

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