An administration representative says Eisenberg will not appear because of the executive director's privilege, while Blair, Alice and McCormack will not appear because an administration lawyer will not be able to attend.
Blair's lawyer, Whit Ellerman, told CNN Saturday that "Blair was caught between allegations of a legitimate obligation on two counts of government, a conflict that he cannot resolve. "
Two other OMB employees, Michael Duffy and Russell White, will also not appear in their deposits later this week, a source told CNN.
A number of House Democrats told CNN that it was time for that next step, saying that they had already gathered enough evidence to continue the proceedings on the public scene.
19659003] "This is not an Agatha Christie novel – it is a shaken city," said Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat who participated in the closed-door deposit. "I think we have established a prevailing case. But we have a lot of attentive prosecutors from officers who rightly want to leave witnesses untried and want every detail to be nailed down as much as possible. That's good."