White House tells former Trump aides not to testify at House hearing

Corey Lewandowski told to limit his remarks as sole witness at what committee calls first impeachment hearingThe White House has instructed two former aides to Donald Trump not to appear at a House judiciary committee hearing on Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are “absolutely immune” from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing.In a letter sent to the panel and obtained by the Associated Press, the White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote that the justice department has advised – and Trump has directed – Dearborn and Porter to defy subpoenas because of “constitutional immunity”. Lawyers for both men said they would follow Trump’s orders. Continue reading...

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