Democrats have nothing better to do than to continue to harass President Trump and his Administration.
The Democrat led House Judiciary has voted to subpoena Acting AG Whitaker for disclosing his discussion with President Trump about Special Counsel Mueller.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to authorize a subpoena of Attorney General Matt Whitaker if he refuses to discuss his conversations with President Donald Trump and his oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in testimony before the committee on Friday.
Over Republican objections, the panel’s Democratic majority took the first step Thursday toward what would be the first known subpoena since their party took control of the House. The vote sets up a potential showdown between the committee and the Justice Department -- and possibly the White House.
“I hope and expect that the subpoena will not be necessary,” Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said, but he cited “troubling events” including previous efforts by the Justice Department to delay Whitaker’s appearance.
The move came as other House panels also stepped up investigations of Trump and those around him despite the president’s warning in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that the nation’s “economic miracle” could be stopped by “ridiculous partisan investigations.” He’s also called it “presidential harassment.”
The Justice Department views an advance authorization of a subpoena as unprecedented and unnecessary, according to a U.S. official who asked not to be identified speaking about internal matters. Whitaker is willing to testify voluntarily in an open session on Friday and has been preparing for weeks, including practicing questions and answers within the department, the official said.
But that’s no guarantee he will answer some key questions that Nadler has warned he’ll ask -- including about any conversations he’s had with Trump concerning Mueller’s Russia investigation and other probes into the president and his associates.