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'The records remain subject to the control of the White House for all purposes...'

White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee that McGahn does not have the legal right to comply with its subpoena for 36 types of documents - most relating to Mueller's almost two-year probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. It was the first known legal summons issued to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation, and comes after special counsel Robert Mueller declined to accuse Trump's 2016 campaign of criminal conspiracy to collude with the Russians.

Trump has said he does not think Mueller should testify, considering it a "redo" of the investigation.

Basically, the White House and Trump's lawyers are arguing, essentially, that Democrats are on a fishing expedition and that these requests don't serve the legislative process.

The dispute with the White House over McGahn is among several requests being resisted by the administration.

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Nadler Tuesday directing the committee to request the documents from the White House, and not McGahn.

They also say the Democrats are using the contempt proceedings to score points for the 2020 election by distracting from the Trump administration's successes on the economic front. And it was McGahn who said that Trump attempted to get him to fire Mueller, but he refused, and that Trump later tried to get McGahn to deny that Trump had asked him to get rid of Mueller.

Burck said that his client still owes some obligations to Trump and White House from his time as the most senior attorney for the president, and said Congress and the White House are making contradictory demands of his client.

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Trump Tax Returns Reveal Over $1Bln in Losses
Though U.S. presidential candidates have traditionally released their tax returns during the campaign, Trump has refused to do so. Because when you do your taxes, your incentive is to minimize your income as much as possible to pay the least amount of taxes.

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"Celebrating the goal last week, people know the importance of scoring in a Champions League semi-final", Suarez added. Hard to argue with this quote after watching that performance from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the fans at Anfield.

He added: "Now is the time of testing whether we can keep a republic, or whether this republic is destined to change into a different, more tyrannical form of govt". Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided there were not grounds to charge Trump with obstruction.

Democrats want Trump's returns as part of their inquiry into possible conflicts of interest posed by his continued ownership of extensive business interests, even as he serves as president.

LEMON: The House Judiciary committee voting late this afternoon to hold the Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena to turn over the unredacted Mueller report and the evidence Mueller collected.

After Wednesday's Judiciary Committee vote, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat who chairs the panel, summed up what has been growing increasingly evident, saying, "We are now in a constitutional crisis".

Democrats say they want to see an unredacted version of the special counsel's report. "Barr, McConnell, Trump - they are here because they are anti-governance".

Senator Chuck Schumer of Unique York, the Democratic leader, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a joint assertion, blasted the speech as a "magnificent act of political cynicism and a brazen violation of the oath we all clutch".

Republicans in Congress have rejected the efforts of Democratic-led House committees as political gamesmanship meant to appeal to the Democratic Party's voting base ahead of the 2020 election.

Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's 400-plus-page report to the public last month, but Democrats subpoenaed the full document, along with underlying evidence.

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