Claiming broad sweeping presidential powers for himself, Trump asserted that no one in his administration would be allowed to testify. So much for transparency, something Trump has never, ever, been known for. A judge ruled that the Constitution clearly and unambiguously slaps that idea right off of Trump's orange smirking face. The president that thinks himself the king of the United States just met the justice system of his nightmares. Judge tells Trump he's not a king -- the President is not so sure Updated 6:40 AM ET, Tue November 26, 2019 House Democrats to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify. But it serves as a thematic frame for an entire presidency that has never played by the rules. All of Trump's scandals are fusing together into a momentous fight over his staggeringly broad claims of expansive presidential power. How it turns out will shape his personal political legacy, the nature of the office he has held for nearly three years and potentially the American political system itself. The impeachment battle over Ukraine, Trump's efforts to keep Americans in the dark over his financial past, the lingering questions left over from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report and Trump's determination to rule as an unchallenged commander in chief now all boil down to two simple questions. How much power does a President have? And how long can the governing institutions that he has incessantly challenged stand his wielding of instinctive yet often-erratic executive authority? The White House on Monday walked away from its latest battles over presidential power with a loss, a temporary win and a bunch of new legal battles. McGahn must testify!