House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler subpoenaed Donald Trump's former White House counsel, Don McGahn, on Monday to both turn over documents and testify publicly before the committee.
Nadler has given McGahn a deadline of May 7 to produce the requested documents and set May 21 for a hearing date, following testimony from Attorney General William Barr on May 2. McGahn is central to some of the Mueller report's most vivid descriptions of Trump's efforts to halt the Russia probe. In particular, McGahn testified under oath that Trump had told him to fire Mueller, which McGahn described as some "crazy shit" at the time.
In his statement, Nadler said that Mueller's report, even in redacted form, revealed "substantial evidence" that Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses of power.
"Congress has a constitutional obligation to hold the President accountable," Nadler wrote, "and the planned hearings will be an important part of that process."