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Gillibrand Warns: If Trump Keeps ‘Stonewalling’ on McGahn, House May Start Impeachment Proceedings

By telling former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump is — in the estimation of one 2020 contender — “stonewalling.” And it may lead to the House opening up impeachment proceedings.

Appearing on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM’s Progress channel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) blasted the White House over its lack of transparency.

“I think what the Trump administration is doing is fundamentally blocking our constitutional right for oversight and accountability over his administration,” Gillibrand said. “They’re doing it aggressively, certainly ignoring the contempt proceedings against [Attorney General William] Barr is a step. Telling witnesses like McGahn that they are not supposed to testify.”

The New York Senator went on to drop the “impeachment” word — a word which the 2020 candidates seem to have mixed feelings about invoking.

“[I]f the president keeps stonewalling, it may actually force The House’s hands,” she said. “And they might decide to start impeachment proceedings because they need to get access to the truth.

Listen above, via SiriusXM.

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