Ex-National Security Official Fights Bid to Toss Testimony Case
WASHINGTON (CN) — In a legal battle to determine if senior White House advisers are immune from testifying to Congress, John Bolton’s former deputy is arguing his case in D.C. federal court is not moot despite House Democrats pulling his impeachment subpoena.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, sits next to Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, during a public impeachment hearing on Nov. 21, 2019. (Matt McClain/Pool Photo via AP)
While the former national security adviser stands on the sidelines in the lawsuit, a court victory for the House in Charles Kupperman’s case could open the door for Bolton to testify against President Donald Trump.
In a letter earlier this month to House investigative committees, Bolton’s attorney Charles Cooper told House Democrats his client has firsthand knowledge of “relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed in the testimonies thus far.”