House Dems Poised to Slam Trump With Subpoenas

In September alone, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, called for the panel to issue subpoenas to the Trump administration on seven different investigations, ranging from immigration to Obamacare.

With Democrats now poised to take control of the House, Mr. Cummings will likely be in a position as chairman to issue those subpoenas on his own.

The Maryland Democrat is just one of the committee chairmen likely to force new battles with President Trump, sending him and his aides scrambling to fight or comply.

The White House said Tuesday it hoped Democrats would forget the investigations and try to find common ground with a president willing to work on shared priorities.

Fat chance, said Democrats who’ve been itching for chairman’s gavels for years.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in line to become speaker, said while there is common ground on infrastructure and cutting the cost of prescription drugs, the investigations will commence.

She told PBS her troops will “certainly honor our responsibility as oversight of the executive branch.”
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Source: Washington Times