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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:20 AM

Trump officials already stonewalling House Democratic requests


Behind a fiery public response, the administration has refused or delayed turning over documents in 30 investigations by 12 House committees, Democrats tell POLITICO.

By ANITA KUMAR 03/06/2019 05:02 AM EST

President Donald Trump’s strategy on congressional investigations has amounted to a two-pronged strategy: dodge requests — and attack, attack, attack.

The White House launched a fire-breathing public relations response to House Democrats while the Trump administration has refused or delayed turning over documents in 30 investigations by a dozen different committees, according to House Democrats.

The delays buy time for White House officials to weigh important legal decisions, including whether to invoke executive privilege claims or a policy that provides immunity for senior White House aides. Trump White House allies, meanwhile, are in favor of a prolonged fight with Capitol Hill.

“They shouldn’t roll over,” said Scott Jennings, a public relations executive who is close to the Trump White House and was subpoenaed by the Senate when he worked for Republican George W. Bush. “This entire exercise is to paralyze the administration and grind it to a halt.”

Officials who refuse to comply could be held in contempt by the Democratic-controlled House and hauled into court, according to lawyers familiar with the process. But Congress has historically been very reluctant to take that path.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:26 AM

1. Then House leadership needs to come down on them with vicious teeth...

 



...not sternly-worded letters!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:27 AM

2. The argument over executive privilege and discussion over "if the President does it, its ...

legal" is where RMN found his Presidency sliding into its last pages.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:30 AM

3. There is a balancing act. Pelosi and Co. look like the grownups right now

We can't get dragged into a bunch of stupid BS just because the pugs are doing it.

So we just issue subpoenas if they don't come voluntarily and then take them to court when they challenge the subpoenas.

Calmly, step by step, the foundation for impeachment will be laid. Public hearing will move public opinion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:33 AM

4. Executive privilege

Isn't a license to be corrupt, or cover it up with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 11:07 AM

5. Here We Go

The rubber is close to hitting the road.

You wonder how long the non crazy type Republicans stick with this crazy mentally unbalanced serial liar.

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