Appeals Court Won’t Force Ex-Trump Counsel to Comply With House Subpoena

Judges can’t resolve subpoena dispute between White House, Congress, according to divided decision

WASHINGTON—A divided federal appeals court took a hands-off approach to a subpoena battle between Congress and the White House, ruling it wasn’t the judiciary’s place to decide whether former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in a congressional investigation of President Trump.

“Letting political fights play out in the political branches might seem messy or impractical, but democracy can be a messy business, and federal courts are ill-equipped to micromanage sprawling and evolving interbranch information disputes,”...