Former White House Counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday ignored a congressional subpoena and refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. McGahn announced he'd be a no-show on Monday after White House Counsel Pat Cipollone notified the committee that President Trump had instructed McGahn to ignore the subpoena and skip the hearing. Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) warned McGahn that if he failed to appear before the panel, "the committee is prepared to use all enforcement mechanisms at its disposal." In a letter to McGahn, Nadler said "President Trump's order — which seeks to block a former official from informing a coequal branch of government about his own misconduct — is unprecedented," adding that this "does not excuse your obligation to appear before the committee."

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