White House Wins McGahn Suit Delay, Rifts With House Dems

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 11:28 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden's White House scored a win over House Democrats as the D.C. Circuit agreed Thursday to delay oral arguments in the latter's suit to force ex-White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about former President Donald Trump's alleged attempts to impede the investigation into the 2016 election.

On Wednesday, the White House and House Committee on the Judiciary filed dueling motions, with the former seeking a delay and the latter pushing to keep the scheduled Feb. 23 hearing, but on Thursday, the appellate court sided with the executive branch in a one-page order.

In its Wednesday motion, the White...

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