Fight for Trump’s Tax Returns Is Held Over McGahn Subpoena

A federal judge put the House lawsuit for President Donald Trump’s tax returns on hold Friday. Unlike other cases across the country that have ground to a halt, however, this stay relates not to the coronavirus pandemic but to another subpoena facing appellate scrutiny.

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Black Site Evidence

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against Guantanamo detainee Ammar al Baluchi – facing capital charges relating to the planning of the 9/11 attacks – who seeks evidence from an alleged CIA “black site” where he claims he was tortured. The government, which plans to decommission the site, has provided “digital and photographic” evidence of the site, and Baluchi has not shown that those representations are insufficient.

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House Urges Full DC Circuit to Rehear McGahn Subpoena Fight

Asking the full D.C. Circuit to rehear a controversial case on immunity for presidential advisers, the House Judiciary Committee argued Friday that the court’s failure to enforce subpoenas leaves Congress with few remedies, among them arresting White House officials. 

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