Trump Claims to Be Most Transparent President in History While Fighting Democratic Subpoenas

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Elijah Cummings said the White House has adopted the untenable position that it can ignore requests from the Democratic majority in the House. It appears that the president believes that the Constitution does not apply to his White House Cummings said in a statement. Cummings was specifically referring to Carl Kline who was subpoenaed by Democrats. wrote in a Washington Post op ed last week that President Trumps White House has refused to hand over any documents or produce any witnesses for interviews this Congress. Faced with this aggressive resistance to congressional oversight from Trump administration officials some Democrats want to make them pay literally. Nadler even mentioned jailing administration officials as a consequence for contempt of Congress though he surmised such a plan might be unrealistic. House committees can vote to hold administration officials in contempt and take them to court setting up a lengthy legal battle. Now a longtime Congressional Research Service official who has proposed fining recalcitrant officials. We have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far Mr Trump said. Meanwhile Democrats have stepped up their enquiries in the aftermath of the special counsels investigation into Russian interference

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