READ: White House letter defying subpoena for McGahn's testimony

The White House on Monday told Congress former White House counsel Don McGahn will not comply with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for his testimony.

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"The Department of Justice (the 'Department') has advised me that Mr. McGahn is absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony with respect to matters occurring during his service as a senior adviser to the President," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime Lewandowski says he's under no obligation to speak truthfully to the media MORE (D-N.Y.) released by the White House.

Read the full letter below.