The hearing was held behind closed doors and the text will be released to the public within seven days, after the text was reviewed by advocates for McGahn and the Republican pole.
Since May 2019, the House of Representatives has been seeking such testimony, but Trump’s attorney at the time challenged the subpoena and the White House took the position that an adviser to the president could not be forced to testify.
This Friday, the committee chair, Democratic Representative Jerry Nadler, said during a recess that obtaining McGahn’s statements justified Congress’ right to recall the executive branch as part of its oversight, according to USA Today.
In April 2019, the Department of Justice released a copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump presidential campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
In the document, the official widely cited interviews with McGahn, who described the then Republican president’s efforts to suppress the investigation.
At the time, Mueller deliberately not acquitted Trump of obstruction of justice, but he also did not recommend that he be sued for being president in office.
The specter of a federal investigation follows a former president who calls the events political persecution.
In the opinion of experts, the most advanced investigation has been conducted in Manhattan into the former president’s finances, while in Georgia they search for details of Trump’s attempts to reverse his 2020 electoral defeat.
In addition, the Department of Justice under President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure to prosecute the former president for inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Despite the legal procedures followed in various crimes, Trump continues his intention to run for the presidential election of 2024.