During Donald Trump’s first term as President of the United States, the Democrats had long cultivated a large black cloud over the former business mogul’s electoral victory, claiming that he had either willing or unwitting help from the Russian government to get elected.
This was a pervasive and unending narrative that persisted even long after Robert Mueller conducted his investigation and found no avenue through which to pursue charges against Trump.
Now, even 5 months after The Don has left the West Wing, it appears as though the RussiaGate ruse continues.
Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about his role in former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the panel announced Wednesday.
McGahn will speak only to committee members in private, under an agreement negotiated by his attorneys, the committee, and the Justice Department. The interview will be conducted “as soon as possible” and a transcript will be released publicly shortly thereafter, according to the court filing.
McGahn served as the campaign attorney for former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run and later as his White House counsel until 2018.
The agreement settles a nearly two-year court battle over McGahn’s refusal to testify before the Judiciary Committee. It first subpoenaed McGahn in 2019 after Mueller’s report indicated he would be knowledgeable of multiple allegations of obstruction committed by Trump. His administration prevented key White House advisers from testifying in the committee’s review of the Mueller investigation.
Of course, this could very well just be a clever refresher for the Democrats, who will seek to continue defaming Donald Trump ahead of his anticipated 2024 campaign for the White House.