Trump Admin Blocks Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson From Complying With Subpoenas
This is going to be a long summer of court battles between the Trump administration and Congress.
In yet another fight between the Executive and Legislative branches, the Trump administration has informed former communications director Hope Hicks and former deputy counsel Annie Donaldson not to comply with Congressional subpoenas for info during their time in the White House.
According to NBC News…
It’s the latest in a bitter back-and-forth between the White House and Capitol Hill, with the Trump administration blocking a number of congressional oversight requests by Democrats for interviews and documents from current and former aides.
An attorney for Hicks told the committee Tuesday that she would turn over some documents that lawmakers had requested from her time on the Trump campaign.
In a statement, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the White House “has no lawful basis for preventing these witnesses from complying with our request.”
“We will continue to seek reasonable accommodation on these and all our discovery requests and intend to press these issues when we obtain the testimony of both Ms. Hicks and Ms. Donaldson,” he said.
This clearly signals that on anything that the kids on the House side of the Hill want, the Trump White House is going to tell them to go pound sand. This follows up on a story from yesterday HERE WE GO: Jerry Nadler Orders Hearings On The Mueller Report about the Democrats desperate to put pressure on Nancy Pelosi to start impeachment hearings.
With the full House to vote on contempt for Attorney General William Barr next week and with the rest of this nonsense going on you can expect a long summer of nothing productive getting done on Capitol Hill.
I know that sounds like an oxymoron anyway.
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