President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is trying to join a lawsuit filed against the President. However, he is secretly using it to help President Trump.
Mulvaney’s attorneys announced the Chief of Staff’s decision to join the lawsuit against the President by a former White House official.
Instead of trying to hurt Donald Trump, however, Mick Mulvaney actually wants to force a judge to rule on the President’s ability to block White House staffers from testifying in the Democrat impeachment probe.
According to Mulvaney’s lawyers, his lawsuit against the president is actually targeting Congressional leaders.
House Democrats are using Congressional subpoenas to try and force top Trump Administration officials to overcome Trump’s executive privilege to block their testimonies. Some Democrats have even threatened to throw Trump’s Cabinet members in jail if they refuse the subpoenas.
Mulvaney is hoping to have a judge rule in favor of the President, effectively ensuring the Democrats cannot use the Congressional subpoenas to override the U.S. President’s Executive Privilege.
Last Friday night, Mulvaney denied a Congressional subpoena against him. Democrats had touted his testimony as a way to take down President Trump. In his lawsuit filing, he asked the judge to rule if he can continue listening to Donald Trump’s order not to testify.
When President Trump was asked why he blocked Mulvaney’s testimony, he told reporters:
“Because I don’t want to give credibility to a corrupt witch hunt. I’d love to have Mick go up, frankly, I think he’d do great. I’d love to have him go up.”
A senior Trump official also told Daily Mail that the Democrat subpoena against Mulvaney specifically was simply unfair. According to the source, House Democrats sent the subpoena at 6:36 PM on Thursday night with the demand that he testify at 9 AM on Friday, leaving him zero time to prepare.
“While Mick is immune from compulsion, making the subpoena unenforceable, the subpoena is also independently unenforceable based on lack of reasonable notice. The Committee knows that no court in the country will enforce a subpoena on less than 15 hours notice.”
Mick Mulvaney has served as acting Chief of Staff since John Kelly stepped down in January 2019. He also serves as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.