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Former White House counsel Don McGahn has agreed to a closed-door interview with lawmakers on Trump's alleged attempts to block the Russia investigation

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Don McGahn. Mary Altaffer/AP
  • Don McGahn agreed to speak about Trump's alleged efforts to block the Mueller investigation.

  • A court filing said he plans to talk to the House Judiciary Committee in a closed-door interview.

  • The agreement was reached after the committee spent two years trying to get him to appear.

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Former White House counsel Don McGahn has agreed to a closed-door interview with lawmakers on former President Donald Trump's alleged attempts to block the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The House Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with the Biden Justice Department on McGahn, and that it expects him to appear for a transcribed interview.

"In that session, Mr. McGahn will respond to questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, allegations of obstruction of justice, and former President Trump's attack on Mr. McGahn's credibility," the committee said in a statement.

A court filing showed that McGahn has agreed to speak on certain conditions: in an interview rather than at a public hearing, and members of the public, journalists, and non-Judiciary Committee lawmakers may not appear.

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The filing said Trump was "not a party to this case."

NPR reported that the agreement - negotiated between McGahn's attorneys, the Judiciary Committee, and the Justice Department - came after a two-year battle to get McGahn to appear.

The committee first subpoenaed McGahn in 2019.

The Mueller report, which was released in the spring of 2019, found no evidence of conspiracy between Trump and Russia, but did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice.

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