Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor Charles Kopperman went to court last Friday asking for help deciding whether he should appear for a scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill Monday. He did not show up on Monday.
A federal judge, Richard Leon of DC District Court, sent the attorneys to the Cooperman, the House and the Department of Justice on Thursday because of the urgency of the situation. However, a lawsuit means that the case may lag behind and affect the Hill.
By mid-December, the House of Representatives may already be in public hearings on Trump's actions and move on to vote for the impeachment.
But the court timetable may allow Kupperman and potentially Bolton and others to avoid giving evidence.
Kuperman was online during Trump's July call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Bolton is at the center of several key events surrounding the impeachment investigation, including reports that raise concerns about Trump's deal with Ukraine.
Chuck Cooper, the protector of Cooper and Bolton, would not say Thursday whether Bolton would judge as his former deputy did. The judge indicated that if he did, he would probably make similar legal arguments.
Kuperman brought the case last week because he could not decide whether to comply with the Court's summon this week or the White House's order for him to testify, claiming immunity. Bolton is scheduled to adjourn to the house next Thursday.
The House is moving as fast as it can by closing its doors, and Democrats say they will start public hearings soon, potentially before Thanksgiving, though the schedule remains current.
If this timeline applies, however, Democrats can begin drafting or even considering impeachment members by the time the hearing takes place.
Judge Leon told the Department of Justice, the Kupperman House of Representatives and attorneys that he would hear arguments on December 1
When a Justice Department lawyer asked for more time next month to respond to the case, Leon prompted her.
"When it comes to this consequence … Roll up your sleeves, get the job If you can't do it, I'm sure your colleagues can," Leon said.
He called the trial of Kupperman's testimony "a matter of great public interest and a matter of great urgency for the country." has a role to play in this case.
Counsel for the House of Representatives on Thursday argued that this was not a legitimate case, Cooperman's lawyer noted that the Justice Department was arguing in a courtroom hearing at the United Kingdom Federal Judiciary – to be summoned to the House of Advocate of the Don McGon White House – federal judges not fighting between the two other branches of
Cooper said he believed the court should take this case.
But he said he would not oppose the White House's immunity claim or summons when the case reaches this point. "We don't have a dog in the battle for merit, your honor," Cooper said.
Todd Tutelman, a lawyer for the Chamber, called Kupperman's case one that "has no purpose but to try to delay" the Chamber's investigations.  The judge responded by saying that this process could potentially be more effective, especially when compared to Cooper's contempt of Congress, and then Congress sues him.