In addition to declaring that McGahn is "not immune from compelled congressional process" related to the requests detailed in the House of Representatives' April 22 subpoena, Jackson's Monday order also noted that the former White House counsel is "legally required to testify" before the House Judiciary Committee.
HERE IT IS: Donald F. McGahn II is not immune from compelled congressional process, and that he had no lawful basis for refusing to appear for— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) November 25, 2019
testimony pursuant to the duly issued subpoena issued to him by the Committee on the
Citing McGahn's need to "respect" US President Donald Trump's "instruction," the former counsel's lawyer announced on May 20 that his client would not attend a public hearing for the Mueller investigation on alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
This refusal to comply with the subpoena and attend the hearing was met with a lawsuit by House Democrats in August.
On November 19, House counsel Doug Letter issued a five-page request for an "expedited ruling" in the Judiciary Committee's case against McGahn "given the Committee's urgent need" for his testimony amid the "quickly progressing inquiry."
Impeachment hearings have been put on pause until the House returns from Thanksgiving holiday recess on December 3. However, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced Monday afternoon that "committees are now preparing a report summarizing the evidence we have found thus far" and will deliver their reports to the Judiciary Committee once Congress is back in session.