Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress

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  • Justice department says McGahn cannot be compelled to talk
  • House panel chair Jerry Nadler condemns intervention

Donald Trump has blocked the former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress about the special counsel report on Russian election interference, prompting sharp criticism and even threats of impeachment.

In a legal opinion released on Monday, the justice department said lawmakers on Capitol Hill cannot compel McGahn, who was subpoenaed by the House judiciary committee, to answer their questions under oath.

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