White House Counsel Tells Top Democrats to Pound Sand – Rejects Request For Docs on Trump-Putin Meetings
White House counsel Pat Cipollone told the Democrats requesting documents on Trump’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin to pound sand.
As previously reported, the tinfoil hat-wearing, paranoid Democrats on the House Intel, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees sought details of President Trump’s face-to-face conversations with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland last year.
The crazed Democrats even sought to confiscate notes from President Trump’s interpreter — a clear violation of the interpreter’s professional ethics, executive privilege and government rules.
Pat Cipollone sent a letter to top House Democrats on Thursday rejecting their request for documents related to Trump’s meeting with Putin.
Cipollone argued, “It is settled law that the Constitution entrusts the conduct of foreign relations exclusively to the Executive Branch, as it makes the President “the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations.”
“With all respect, the Constitution assigns the President the role of charting the course of U.S. foreign policy and determining which diplomatic communications advance the national interest. Policy disagreements with the President’s decisions on those matters do not create a legislative right to review the President’s diplomatic communications with foreign leaders,” Cipollone wrote.
Read the entire, hard-hitting letter Pat Cipollone wrote to Reps. Schiff, Cummings and Engel here.
Top House Democrats were not happy with the White House and said they will be “consulting on appropriate next steps.”
Cummings/Engel/Schiff to WH after it said it wouldn't provide Congress info on Trump/Putin conversations. “We will be consulting on appropriate next steps. Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight and investigate these matters & we will fulfill that responsibility"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 21, 2019