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Trump tells ex-White House lawyer to ignore subpoena

AFP  |  Washington 

told his former to ignore a subpoena from to testify about the president's alleged obstruction of justice, Trump has said.

The Democrat-dominated in the has issued a subpoena compelling McGhan to testify.

But the said that special Robert Mueller's sprawling probe into Trump's links to and alleged attempts to get in the way of the investigation had cleared the president, meaning there was no need for more digging.

McGhan himself testified before Mueller's staff for some 30 hours.

"The Democrats do not like the conclusion of the Mueller investigation... and want a wasteful and unnecessary do-over," Sanders said in a statement Monday.

"The has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former to the cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr has been directed to act accordingly," she said.

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First Published: Tue, May 21 2019. 02:00 IST
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