A Justice Department attorney told a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that, if they find the House Judiciary Committee can sue to compel testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn, it could undermine public trust in the federal courts.

Justice Department lawyer Hashim Mooppan told the court Friday that, if it rules on the McGahn testimony case, it will insert the judiciary into an inherently political dispute.

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