"The President has directed Mr. McGahn not to appear at the Committee's scheduled hearing" on Tuesday, current White House counsel Pat Cipollone told House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., in a letter.
The move escalates the fight between the White House and Congress over the House Democrats' subpoena power versus executive privilege.
The TSA's plan for how it would trim its budget in order to come up with the money includes taking $50 million earmarked for advanced screening equipment and $3 million collected from loose change left in trays at airports.
Cutting funding for the TSA officers who run the security screening lines at airports is also under consideration — and could have a significant impact on wait times for travelers as the summer season begins.
The revelations come as U.S. intelligence agencies have warned of probable Russian meddling in the 2020 election.
“The unfortunate reality is that we’re seeing an adversary that will consider virtually anything to get what it wants, and if it means violence or splitting America along racial lines or eroding our trust in institutions, they’ll do it," said Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI and an NBC News contributor.
“It really weighs on you, but kids are being abused,” said Melissa Eaton, a single mother in North Carolina, who joins the groups in an effort to shut them down. “I’m not the kind of person who can see something like that and just forget about it.”
"Before graduating, my classmates had been talking about how they will have to carry the debt for the rest of their lives," said Anderson, 21, of Richmond, Virginia. "This is a weight off of everyone's back."