Philbin: No, The House Did Not Try To Litigate Privilege Issues In The Month They Held Impeachment Articles | Video | RealClearPolitics

Philbin: No, The House Did Not Try To Litigate Privilege Issues In The Month They Held Impeachment Articles

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PBS: In response to a question from Republican senators, Patrick Philbin, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, said House Democrats did not sincerely try to get disputes between themselves and the White House resolved in the courts. He said, in his view, the House tried to push through the impeachment quickly, but then decided to delay delivering the articles to the impeachment. “It’s all a political charade,” Philbin said.

Question from Senators Cotton, Boozman, McSally, Blackburn, Kennedy, Toomey: "Did the House bother to seek testimony or litigate executive privilege issues during the month during which it held the impeachment articles before sending them to the Senate?"

"The House did not seek to litigate any of the privilege issues during that time," Philbin said. "In fact, they filed no lawsuits arising from this impeachment inquiry to seek to contest the basis that the Trump administration gave for resisting those subpoenas, the basis for why those subpoenas are invalid."



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