Trump’s White House has done everything they can to rebuff the House’s attempts to conduct investigations per their constitutional right to oversee the executive branch of government. Every time you turn around, another witness is blatantly disregarding a congressional subpoena or request.
And now the Washington Post‘s Rachael Bade is reporting that the White House has told the House Judiciary Committee that it is “instructing folks not to comply with the doc requests sent to 81 Trump allies and affiliates” that were sent out by Rep. Jerry Nadler earlier in the year.
HAPPENING NOW: THe WH tells Judiciary that it is instructing folks not to comply with the doc requests sent to 81 Trump allies and affiliates@CarolLeonnig & @jdawsey1https://t.co/U7rBV8xjsy
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) May 15, 2019
White House attorneys penned a letter to Rep. Nadler accusing the House Judiciary Chairman of attempting a “do over” of the Mueller investigation and falsely claiming that Congress has no right to investigate the way the executive branch exercises their powers — checks and balances be damned, we suppose.
“Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” the letter to Chairman Nadler read.
Considering that the Department of Justice has a policy that states a sitting president cannot be indicted, Congress is literally the only entity of our government that has the ability to hold the president accountable for his criminal wrongdoings while he remains in office.
If you give the good old Constitution a read, that’s literally what they’re there for. We have an Oversight Committee and their job is to conduct oversight. Contrary to the beliefs of Donald Trump, his administration, and his legal team, that oversight applies to him, as well.
You can read the full letter sent to Rep. Jerry Nadler here:
WH to Nadler: “Congressional investigations are intended to
obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive
law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice” pic.twitter.com/JYavQfGnBJ
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 15, 2019
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