House Oversight Democrat Threatens to Jail Trump Officials

  • 2019-04-26
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
House Oversight Democrat Threatens to Jail Trump Officials
Capital Beltway Congressman Gerry Connolly, a senior member on the House Oversight Committee, warned that Congress' main investigative body could imprison White House officials refusing to comply with subpoenas.

The warning comes as the committee escalates its attempts to conduct oversight of the Trump administration. 

The Hill's Aris Folley reports:
 

"We're going to resist, and if a subpoena is issued and you're told you must testify, we will back that up,” Connolly said during an interview with CNN host Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room.” 

"And we will use any and all power in our command to make sure it's backed up — whether that's a contempt citation, whether that's going to court and getting that citation enforced, whether it's fines, whether it's possible incarceration," he continued. "We will go to the max to enforce the constitutional role of the legislative branch of government." 

According to CNN, three officials thus far — White House adviser Stephen Miller, former security clearance official Carl Kline and John Gore, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division — have turned away requests from the committee to testify as part of its investigation into the Trump administration.

In the interview with CNN on Thursday, Connolly specifically called out Miller, referring to him as the president’s "immigration whisperer" and said that his committee wanted to learn what he "has in his head" as he continues to push for hard-line immigration policies in the Trump administration. 

 
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