President Trump is done playing games with the Democrats and the media who cover for them.
Look, the Mueller report was a dud and exposed some serious issues in our intel community. Rather than come together and solve problems with Trump, the left wants to continue to play this very nasty form of politics.
Today, Trump is telling them to go pound sand. First, he told his team to boycott the White House correspondents dinner.
And now he is finally telling Nancy Pelosi no. From CNN:
The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
After a day of tense negotiations, the White House late Monday told the former official, Carl Kline, who now works at the Defense Department, to not appear at Tuesday’s deposition, contending that Democrats were seeking access to confidential information that should be off limits.
The move raises the prospect that the House Oversight Committee could seek to hold Kline in contempt, a step that Chairman Elijah Cummings warned Monday he would take. And it’s the latest White House effort to stonewall Democratic investigations, coming the same day the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit to prevent an accounting firm from complying with Cummings’ subpoena for President Donald Trump’s past financial records.
Michael Purpura, deputy counsel to Trump, argued that Cummings’ subpoena of Kline “unconstitutionally encroaches on fundamental executive branch interests,” according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Kline’s attorney, Robert Driscoll, said his client would listen to his employer.
“With two masters from two equal branches of government, we will follow the instructions of the one that employs him,” Driscoll said in a separate letter obtained by CNN.
In a statement Tuesday, Cummings said the White House and Kline “now stand in open defiance of a duly authorized congressional subpoena with no assertion of any privilege of any kind by President Trump.”
“The White House claims that ‘under no circumstance’ will it provide to Congress any information about any specific White House employee — regardless of whether that employee lied to federal investigators about communicating with the Russians or continued working in the White House after the FBI reported derogatory information involving domestic violence.”
Cummings said he will consult with lawyers and committee members about “about scheduling a vote on contempt.”