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Judge Does Not Let Dems “Game the System” In Trump Impeachment Probe

A federal judge has struck down the House Democrats attempt to “game the system,” regarding their subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn, in their so-called “impeachment probe” into President Trump.

The Democrats tried to link their subpoena of McGahn to a separate request for secret grand jury information from the Russia investigation, after the Justice Department accused them of trying to “game the system.”

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Normally cases are assigned to judges randomly, which the DOJ said is meant to keep parties from “attempting to game the system” by “shopping” for a judge they like. But in a court filing, the department alleged the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee was trying to do just that by exploiting an exception that allows “related” cases to be heard by the same judge.

In this case, the DOJ said the panel improperly sought to connect the McGahn case to the grand jury case — simply because they’re both part of their investigation of President Trump.

“At first blush, the House Judiciary Committee’s view that the related case rule applies is understandable,” D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote in her order rejecting the bid. “Nonetheless, closer examination demonstrates that these connections between the two cases are too superficial and attenuated for the McGahn Subpoena Case to qualify.”

Howell, who is currently assigned to the grand jury case, agreed with the DOJ’s argument that the committee’s request to unseal secret grand jury information from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe has to do with the application of the law under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, while the McGahn case is a civil matter dealing with enforcing a subpoena where immunity has been asserted.

DOJ Says the Two Cases Are Unrelated

Regarding the case of McGahn refusing the Committee’s subpoena, the DOJ argued in its court filing, that “This later-filed, subpoena-enforcement suit involves no issues of fact or law common to the earlier Grand Jury application, nor does it focus on a common event or transaction such that the matters would be ‘related.’”

The House Judiciary Committee claimed that the cases are related because they both tie into what they are now calling an “impeachment investigation” of Trump. Their complaint against McGahn calls him the “most important witness, other than the President, to the key events that are the focus of the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The DOJ, however, successfully argued that the term “related” refers to cases that have “common issues of fact” or stem from a “common event or transaction.” They claimed the committee “gets it backwards” because they are “trying to relate completely unrelated cases simply because it filed them in service of its overarching desire to bring various matters together in its investigation of the President.”

The McGahn case will now be transferred to the Calendar and Case Management Committee to be randomly reassigned.

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  • Bonnie Jacobson
    17 August 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    I received this email notification from you because, for awhile now, you folks apparently have the notion that I am one of your Republican fangirls. I am NOT a Republican.

    I AM a patriot, just like every other red-blooded American Democrat. A VOTING Democrat, and a supportive Democrat. We who are not festering little right-wing conservatives like you all are … and who do NOT appreciate the insults to our intelligence or the insinuations that we are disloyal and mentally ill that we see in your commentaries and advertising on a daily basis, actually engage in patriotic activities to support our Party and our country. And we are, all of us, very concerned about supporting our Party, and removing that Donald Trump–our Wannabe Dictator, from office in 2020!

  • et
    17 August 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    How much more time and money will the house spend on this witch hunt???

  • walter FLATT
    17 August 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    ANY PERSON OR BODY OF PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN MURDER AND EXCISE THAT BELIEF SHOULD BE PROSCUTED TO THE FULLEST. MY FORMER DEMOCRAT PARTY BELIEVE IN KILLING HEART BEATING BABIES AND EVEN AFTER BIRTH. THEY ALSO BELIEVE IN OPEN BORDERS FOR THE FREE FLOWING OF DRUGS AND ILLEGALS TO INVAIDE THIS COUNTRY. PEOPLE LIKE THIS WILL DO ANYTHING. PRAY THAT NO ONE CAN GET TO TRUMP TO HARM HIM LIKE THEY DID REIGAN.

  • walter FLATT
    17 August 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    90 MILLION HEART BEATING BLACK BABIES HAVE BEEN ABORTED, NOT COUNTING THE MILLIONS OF WHITE, YELLOW, RED, AND BROWN BABIES. FOLKS THIS IS MURDER AND ALL INVOLVED SHOULD BE PROSCUTED AND THE LYING BIASED NEWS MEDIA IS ALL FOR THE ABORTION AND MOST DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS. WE HAVE TO GET RID OF ALL THAT IS INVOLVED BY ARRESTING THEM AND CHARGING THEM WITH MURDER OR ASISTING AND ABIDING THE ABORTIONS.

  • Stan Lee
    17 August 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Jerrold Nadler, an unspectacular, never do well in the U.S. House, is so obvious that what he does as the Democrat House Judiciary Chairman, is like a leaking boat sailing somewhere to sink. That he is ridiculously Napoleanic gets no argument from me,unfortunately for Nadler, all that he has done thus far, in his Chairmanship, is to display his own inferiority complex. It is a question whether his fellow Democrat House Representatives consider his actions benign, as compared to the actions of Cortez, Omar, and Taliaib, or if the Democrat House majority is nothing but in the House Of Reps. for “roll call”, after which it wastes the time of U.S. voters. It has lost any abilities to legislate.,,but for a few of them, a minority within the Dem.majority, which would rather feature their personal hates than to partake in legislation. They were elected to legislate, not waste the peoples time & business with their personal vendettas against U.S. allies.

  • mrsgunnut10
    17 August 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    All of these House Judiciary Committee Members Should be ordered by Federal Judges to ” REPAY ” each and every dollar , ” OUT OF THEIR OWN PAY CHECK ” that they have wasted trying to Impeach President Trump just because he was the Presidential Winner over , Hi Liar y Clinton , because she was ” THEIR ” Pick for President. Enough is Enough and yet these Democratic ” FOOLS ” , egged on by Ex-President Obamass , are still trying to make up Charges so they can , or might , get him out of Office. Maybe the ” THREAT ” of Prison Time would suffice if it was real enough. TSgt., USAF Vietnam Vet. Retired.

  • Julie Hoffman
    17 August 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    Do not allow the Dirty Democrats to continue with their dirty tricks!

  • Diana
    17 August 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    Glad to hear we do have Honest Judges they are far and in between we need more Honest Truthful Constitutional as Written Judges, there needs to be away to remove politicians, judges, governors, mayors, police, that are against our CONSTITUTION as WRITTEN and ignores our other Laws

  • Lisa
    17 August 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    There is nothing to impeach President Trump for! This redulous and expensive interrogation of Our President has just got to stop! Taxpayers money would be better spent on making new laws that protect America.

  • Rob Waddell
    17 August 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    The Criminal Organization DNC will never allow anyone not on their side do anything without an attack, it’s who they are since that Kenyan Hood-Rat Obama tan the Country! What do you expect out of uncouth trash? The DNC has been over taken
    by brainwashed anarchist that fit the accusations spewed at Trump supporters! Everyone knows that the left is racist, and violent, yet they are trying to paint the Trump voters as domestic-terrorists! Foolish children filled with hatred and venom from being lectured by hood rats like Holder, Jarrett, Ayers, and Dorn!

  • Rob Waddell
    17 August 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    The DNC is the biggest threat to American Citizens, much more so than Iran, China, North Korea, or Russia! The President of the United States does nothing to protect American Citizens wanting to live peacefully! He’s to busy tweeting how great he is, what all he’s done, as the left wing zombies attack his voters! America has been tricked, myself included, because there is no right, because the farther left the left goes, the cowards in the Republican Congress go with them an inch at a time!
    Lindsey Graham is the worst because he got a knack for building himself up, and talking loud, and acting so Republican, then he signs on to the lefts Red Flag Law! Why donate to our party when they cave to Democrats? THE TRUTH IS THAT OBAMAS CORRUPTED ATF SHOT UP VEGAS, AND OBAMAS CORRUPTED FBI TOOK OVER THE CRIME SCENE FROM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT! THATS WHO IS DOING THE SHOOTING TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR GUN CONFISCATION! LINDSEY GRAHAM CAVES!

    • Tisha Burdick
      18 August 2019 at 5:43 pm
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      Rob Waddell you seem to hate everyone from the DNC to POTUS. I honestly believe you must be educating yourself from CNN. President Trump has accomplished more in 2 years than Obama did in 8. He’s lowered taxes for all American workers and US companies – as a result, our economy is booming. He’s constructing the wall after fighting numerous court cases. He’s overturned the individual mandate on ObamaCare that cost millions of American workers tens of millions dollars. He’s deregulated a number of useless laws holding our businesses hostage for decades. He’s the first President to work with North Korea to get them to denuclearize the region… just to name a few. You need to do your homework before you make some of the statements you made.

  • Rob Waddell
    17 August 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    WHEN EYE WITNESSES ARE MURDERED FOR COMING FORWARD AND TELLING THEY SAW MULTIPLE SHOOTERS AND LATER THEY ARE FOuND DEAD, IT ISNT THE DEAD SHOOTER THAT KILLED TEM!

  • Peter Reynolds
    17 August 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    President Donald J.Trump is saving America
    from the Room of Socialism/Communism!

  • Sharon Simpson
    17 August 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    WAY PAST TIME …. GET RID OF ALL THE DEMO corruption CRAP.

  • Warren
    18 August 2019 at 1:14 am
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    The thread of a blant lie will often be cut by a sharp blade of truth.

  • david
    18 August 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Nadler is a disgusting IDIOT.

  • Warren Abraham
    19 August 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    a little from some above comments. Nadler along with 95% of the Democrats are idiots. like the election the Democrats wanted Trump to say the election was legitimate but when they lost the election was fixed. the only collusion was from the Democrats , but now they don’t want the publicized. as far as abolition goes the Democrats are saying after the baby is born and in the mothers arms you can still abort it (Kill It). SO what is saying that if the child is 1-2 years old and you tire of it you can abort it (Kill It). where do you draw the line, certainly not with the Democrats because they don’t ever seem to admit they made a mistake.

  • GEORGE
    19 August 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    IN THE LAST SEVERAL MASS SHOOTINGS, THE MAJORITY OF THE EVIL, DEVIL RELATED, SCUMBAGS HAVE BEEN democrat/liberal related. THESE RATS ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE TO PROMOTE GUN CONTROL.

  • Susan Spiegel
    19 August 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Joanne Giovenco, Consultant at Self-Employment
    Answered Dec 15

    I have never and will never refer to that evil, manipulative criminal as the “P” word. As far as I’m concerned, he and Russia committed a coup on November 6. He is a traitor to America and its people, although 40% of its people cannot comprehend that because they use him to channel their anger and hatred—and he uses that to his advantage. In general, he is a user. He uses people until they aren’t of value to him and then discards them. The only person he is loyal to is himself—and maybe Ivanka.
    Leaders do not destroy what has been accomplished over hundreds of years. Leaders do not make the sacrifices of others insignificant. Leaders do not appoint other criminals to help them lead. Leaders do not focus entirely on themselves.
    And that’s the main point. The orange man cares only for himself and how things will affect him. That’s it. He has complete disdain for all others. He takes what they can give him or what they can do for him and gives nothing in return. He can’t. He doesn’t understand the meaning of empathy or compassion. He doesn’t know or care how poor people struggle in this country. They are ants to him—ants that voted for him. He is perhaps the most arrogant human alive.
    When Barack Obama was elected President, people hated him because he was black. They’ll say, “I didn’t like his policy,” but that’s just filler. His policies helped people. If you don’t care about helping people less fortunate than yourself, then yes, you probably hated President Barack Obama.
    The liar-in-chief has done absolutely nothing to help people in this country, besides his rich pals and corporations. What kind of person wants to take health care away from people because he hates his predecessor? What kind of person wants to take food stamps away from hungry people? What kind of person puts idiotic tariffs on other countries that have done nothing but hurt businesses and workers in America?
    A self-absorbed prick. A criminal. A traitor. A scourge upon our country that I don’t know we’ll survive.
    He never deserved the honor of leading America and its people, so he just took it. Just like in business, he took what he wanted, and he’s on his way to bankrupting it, but there is no bankruptcy law for a country like the US. If we go down, the world goes down with us.
    And he won’t give a damn or take one ounce of responsibility.

  • Nr
    21 August 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party,RINOs,Fake News! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  • jack stone
    3 September 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    President Trump,I implore you to shut these wacko’s down before “we” the sane citizens of this republic are pressed to do so ourselves !

  • Frank J. Stangel,J.D.
    3 September 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Jerry Nadler was and still is the truest example of a New York Hymie…who was a Mama’s Boy who told him he was going to be a Rabbi someday. To who?…whom?…what a low class example of a Jewish cultural icon of people who must be disgraced that this nebbish(sp) is part of their glorious history. Frank J. Stangel, J.D.

  • rex
    3 September 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    He did not mow down an innocent bystander with his car, he didn’t kill 11 in a Synagogue in Philadelphia, he didn’t kill 22 at a Walmart in El Paso, he didn’t send pipe bombs to opposition legislators, just a small sampling of the atrocities Trump’s supporters have committed.

    Trump is a lying, egocentric, racist idiot who fuels hatred in this country. He is an embarrassment to this country and has to be removed from office.

  • Marinevet
    4 September 2019 at 12:19 am
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    These people are idiots. If I remember right, there has to be a crime before you go digging for proof of something. Just because you don’t like who is in office is not a reason to impeach.

  • Meekster
    4 September 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Hmmm – The Weissman Report Failed so they continue to use the courts to Overthrow a president….
    Yes they did it again…
    CA – NY and others have LEGALIZED Homicide – Murder – Infanticide – Identity Theft – Rape – Molestation – Prostitution by Minors – Slavery – Drugs – etc . etc etc ……
    Enough is Enough and it’s time to hold these people accountable…
    “NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW”….. They said it when they constantly t4ry to overthrow an elected president and it’s time they paid the price for their STUPISITY and treasonous actions….
    I live in a small town and yet – the emergency room is constantly packed by Illegals…The stores are inundated by Illegals all hours of the day……The local jobs are taken by Illegals…..
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH….. IT’S TIME AMERICANS STOOD UP AND MADE THESE PEOPLE PAY…

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