"Mr Lewandowski's talks with the President and senior Presidential advisers are protected from disclosure by long-established principles protecting the executive's confidentiality interests," wrote Pat Cipollone, White House lawyer deliver such communications beyond the information in the parts of the report already communicated to the Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee summoned Lewandowski, Dearborn and Porter last month, but the two whites It is not expected that domestic help will emerge, sources reported citing the White House's arguments Lewandowski is unlikely to face the consequences
Democrats in the Judiciary Committee rejected the legal arguments of the Trump Administration regarding immunity and the right to use executive privileges
] In a statement on Monday evening, House House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler said the decision to block the aides' statements was "a shocking and dangerous use of executive privilege."
"The president wants us to believe that he purposely kri minell can be activity and prevent witnesses from testifying before Congress ̵
"The Department of Justice has told me that Mr. Dearborn and Mr. Porter are absolutely immune to Congressional statements regarding matters related to their services as senior presidential aide," Cipollone wrote in a separate letter.
Porter's lawyer Brant Bishop told the committee Monday that the executive and legislature were at odds, and Porter would respect the wishes of his former employer.
"The dispute of the committee is with the White House, not with Mr. Porter," Bishop wrote.
McGahn's Outcome The case will likely determine if Dearborn and Porter ultimately testify before the committee.
As Trump's first campaign manager, Lewandowski will not do this. I have the right to refuse answering questions about the campaign. However, the committee is most interested in questioning him, as Müller has described the alleged White House incidents, which he probably will not answer, not even when the president instructed him to hire the then Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate against Müller and Lewandowski did not prevail.
The White House does not claim the privilege of the executive, but the right to do so in the future.
The White House has made similar allegations about the right to assert the privilege of an executive for someone who has not worked in the White House, even as former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said before the House Oversight Committee than that White House Kobachs talks with the President said about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census were "confidential".