The Treasury Department recently missed a deadline set by House Democrats for turning over the President's tax returns, and the Trump administration is fighting subpoenas issued for financial records from accounting firms and banks connected to Trump.
"What should worry Democrats is that independents increasingly agree with Republicans on the question - and these are the swing voters likely to decide the White House in 2020", he wrote in the Wall Street Journal.
"The President has a long history of trying to use baseless suits to attack his adversaries, but there is just no legitimate legal basis to hinder this duly authorized subpoena from Congress", Cummings said.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seen after Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly handed in a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2019. McGahn also told investigators that the president had asked him to deny having been asked to fire Mueller. He repeatedly claimed, wrongly, that Mueller's report "proved" that the Trump team did not collude with Russian nationals.
Pelosi Says Barr Lied to Congress
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said the staff questioning was "unprecedented and unnecessary". Barr was also grilled about his testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on April 9, when Rep.
Trump has hinted that he meant to block aides - both current and former - from testifying before Congress, saying last month that the White House was looking into invoking executive privilege to block such testimony.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said as the session opened Thursday that Barr has "a choice" whether to stand up to President Donald Trump, who has pledged to fight congressional oversight. "I don't want people testifying to a party, because that is what they're doing if they do this". "And I can not stand by and watch that happen", Biden said last week.
In his April 19 letter, Flood accused Mueller of exceeding his authority by spilling into public view a recitation of facts far more detailed than what is typically included in criminal indictments. Although the 90-minute meeting ended on a positive note, some Democrats saw the meeting as "out of step", the New York Times reports. "Nobody has ever done what I've done, I've given total transparency". It's never happened before like this. The congressional Democrats are seeking an order compelling Trump to notify Congress when he's offered an emolument, giving them the option to vote on whether he can accept it. Blumenthal has called the emoluments clauses the Constitution's "premier anti-corruption provision". "It's done", he said.