Trump’s White House decides it’s above the law - just like Nixon’s did

Top Democrat Rips Trump White House For 'Stonewalling' Congressional Probes

The White House also hasn't made a single official available to testify to the panel, which is investigating the process the White House used to grant security clearances to people who were reportedly rejected for those clearances by career professionals.

A top House Democrat criticized the White House for "an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in turning over documents requested in the growing congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration.

Hicks and other current administration officials have agreed to provide documents to the committee, according to Nadler's spokesman Daniel Schwarz.

While she has agreed to cooperate, it's unclear how much information Hicks will ultimately provide the committee. Hicks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Cummings wrote in the Post that while the White House offered to allow the committee to "read - but not keep - a few pages of policy documents", but he alleges that those materials had "nothing to do" with the investigations.

During the interview, Hicks acknowledged that she had occasionally told "white lies" for Trump but said she hadn't lied about anything relevant to the Russian Federation investigation.

Two weeks ago, the committee sent letters to 81 individuals and organizations, asking them to submit documents relevant to the its investigation into "public corruption, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration".

On at least two occasions, the White House has pushed back on efforts by the committee to reach out to former White House officials, arguing that topics pertaining to former officials' work should be sorted out with the White House first - even if the officials are no longer federal employees.

In early 2018, Hicks testified to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors, reportedly refusing to answer numerous questions from Democratic lawmakers at a time when Republicans still had a majority in Congress.

Also on the committee's list were others who worked on Trump's 2016 campaign or in the White House, such as Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer.



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