The House Judiciary Committee subpoenas former White House aide Rob Porter.

By |2019-08-26T10:25:46-08:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Courtesy of NBC News

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Monday to Rob Porter, a former White House aide whose close proximity to President Donald Trump is potentially of significant value to Democratic lawmakers amid growing calls for a formal impeachment inquiry.

Porter, who served as White House staff secretary for just over a year, is one of the administration officials cited most often in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. He spent about 20 hours being interviewed by Mueller’s team, and the final report documents his role in episodes detailed as part of the obstruction of justice investigation.

The Mueller report, citing interviews with Porter, documents how the president directed Porter to order former White House counsel Don McGahn to write a letter disputing a New York Times story that he had ordered McGahn to terminate Mueller.

McGahn “shrugged off” the request, Porter recalled to the special counsel’s team, saying the Times report was true.

“As I’ve said before, any other American would have been prosecuted based on the evidence Special Counsel Mueller uncovered in his report,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement announcing the move. “Rob Porter was prominently featured in the Special Counsel’s description of President Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice by directing then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire the Special Counsel, and then ordering him to lie about it.”

Porter was witness to a lot of shenanigans during his tenure at the White House including Trump demanding that Jeff Sessions unrecuse himself from the Russia investigation. 

I am pretty amped about this as I think Porter could be a source that reveals a never-ending number of potentially illegal maneuvers by Trump and his administration members. 

Keep in mind that he also dated Hope Hicks, so what he did not witness himself he may have heard about post-coitus. 

I just hope his testimony is televised. 

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Or Porter will be just as contemptuous as the rest and either ignore the subpoena or simply refuse to answer.

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