Rep. Jerrold Nadler
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Wednesday that the White House will not comply with his Committee’s requests, calling the investigations an ‘unauthorized do-over’ of Mueller’s probe.
In March, the House Judiciary Committee launched a massive investigation into Trump officials and over 80 subpoena’s went flying.
The White House on Wednesday told Nadler to “discontinue” his panel’s inquiry into President Trump.
“Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Nadler referring to Mueller’s massive inquisition.
“The appropriate course is for the Committee to discontinue the inquiry,” Cipollone wrote Jerry Nadler. “Unfortunately, it appears that you have already decided to press ahead with a duplicative investigation, including by issuing subpoenas, to replow the same ground the Special Counsel has already covered.”
Pat Cipollone said he was not asserting executive privilege, and said he would consider a more narrow probe from the panel if they can provide a legal argument for their requests (they can’t).
You’ll get nothing and like it, Nadler.