White House counsel criticizes House probe

A showdown is looming between President Donald Trump and Jerry Nadler the Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee whose efforts to probe the president were rejected by a White House insider as a

The Trump administration has responded to requests for documents and testimony from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler with a resounding rejection.

"Congressional investigations are meant 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", Cipollone wrote.

"The only objective for this duplication seems to be harassing and seeking to embarrass political opponents after an exhaustive two-year investigation by the Department of Justice did not reach the conclusion that some members of the committee apparently would have preferred", Cipollone wrote.

Congress has no right to conduct a "do-over" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, the White House said in a letter blasting House Democrats' "sweeping" requests for documents as an effort to harass political opponents. "And indeed, as the president of the United States and the head of the executive branch, he has a couple more rights that you and I don't have". "If we were to agree to that, then no president would ever be subject to any kind of investigation for misconduct of any type".

Nadler highlighted the Trump administration's refusal to cooperate with congressional oversight efforts in his statement and vowed to continue exercising the powers of a co-equal branch of government.

"The Justice Department says they can't hold the president accountable because you can't indict a president and now they are saying 'neither can Congress.' So the president is totally uncountable and above the law".

Nadler told reporters Tuesday he was seriously considering the idea of fining officials. Asked if they would seek to impose such fines on the attorney general, Nadler said: "It would be for anybody who is held in inherent contempt".

Judiciary Committee Democrats have advocated for inherent contempt, a process not used by the House in more than 80 years and which Democratic leadership opposes.

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Current and former administration officials will not be permitted to testify, according to the White House, and the administration will fight subpoenas as Congress moves to step up investigations into Trump's presidency and finances.

The letter was drafted in response to Nadler's March 4 request for documents from the White House for a congressional investigation of allegations of obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power.

File photo: South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 5, 2018.

Cipollone said he is open, however, to any requests from the committee for which it can provide legal support and a legislative goal.

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Cipollone also rejected Nadler's broad requests, arguing that he was going beyond his congressional authority.

"Now it adds the extreme claim that Congress can not act either, because that would duplicate the special counsel's work", said Nadler. "But we have to get the facts", Nadler said earlier in the day in an interview with CNBC. "All I know is they have made a preposterous claim".

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