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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:52 AM

White House snubs to Congress leaves Republicans as well as Democrats aghast: CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/congress-investigations-white-house/index.html
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By Manu Raju, Alex Rogers and Ted Barrett, CNN
Updated 5:55 AM ET, Mon April 15, 2019

(CNN) Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms at the White House's resistance to congressional demands, fearing President Donald Trump is bolstering the power of his office at the expense of Congress.

The White House has stonewalled House Democrats on nearly all aspects of their sprawling investigations into the President, refusing to provide documents as requested by committee chairmen, preventing former White House officials from complying with Democratic demands and fighting subpoenas pertaining to the US Census and the administration's handling of the security clearance process.

All this comes ahead of an already roiling conflict over the release of and redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, which Attorney General William Barr said during a recent, high profile hearing in Congress would be released in the coming days.

Trump has also come into conflict with Republican lawmakers over personnel and legislative strategy. In the past few months, Trump pushed for them to return to the politically risky fight to replace the Affordable Care Act. He considered nominees key Republican senators don't want for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. And he pulled another Ron Vitiello to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Republicans actually liked.

"This is a non-traditional presidency," Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican and member of the GOP leadership team, when asked about the White House circumventing Congress. "And the President now believes he doesn't need a lot of advisers because he wants to do it himself."


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:22 AM

1. What a dilemma (sarcasm)

Republicans get their legislation, but are relegated to the status of irrelevance.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:34 AM

2. Funny they didn't think of that before. NT

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:18 PM

3. "Non-traditional presidency?"

He's a wannabe dictator & congressional Repubs are enabling him.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

4. Once again, if Hillary or Obama tried this shit

Republicans would have stormed the White House with pitchforks and guns and physically dragged them to Capitol Hill, Bastille-style

Why even have laws anymore?

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