COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
INTERVIEW OF: DON MCGAHN
Friday, June 4, 2021
The interview in the above matter was held in Room 2141, Rayburn House Office
Building, commencing at 10:05 a.m.
Present: Representatives Nadler, Jackson Lee, Johnson of Georgia, Raskin,
Scanlon, Dean, Jordan, and Gaetz.
Staff Present: Perry Apelbaum, Staff Director and Chief Counsel; Aaron Hiller,
Deputy Chief Counsel; Arya Hariharan, Chief Oversight Counsel; Sarah Istel, Oversight
Counsel; Priyanka Mara, Professional Staff Member; Cierra Fontenot, Chief Clerk; Kayla
Hamedi, Deputy Press Secretary; Will Emmons, Professional Staff Member; Anthony
Valdez, Professional Staff Member; Steve Castor, Minority General Counsel; James
Lesinski, Minority Counsel; Betsy Ferguson, Minority Senior Counsel; Caroline Nabity,
Minority Counsel; Michael Koren, Minority Senior Professional Staff; Darius Namazi,
Minority Research Assistant; and Isabela Belchior, Legislative Director for Representative
For DON MCGAHN:
WILLIAM A. BURCK
QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP
1300 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
For the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:
ELIZABETH SHAPIRO, COUNSEL
For the OFFICE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP:
Mr. Hiller. All right. We'll go on the record.
Good morning. I'm Aaron Hiller, deputy chief counsel for the House Judiciary
Committee, and I have the honor of kicking things off today.
This is a transcribed interview of former White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn.
Would the witness please state his name and formal position at the White House
for the record?
Mr. McGahn. I'm Donald McGahn. I was the counsel to the President.
Mr. Hiller. Thank you, sir. Thank you for appearing here today.
I will now ask everyone who is here in the room to introduce themselves for the