in the vicinityVideoSen. John Cornyn says President trump is the tax Declaration is not within the legitimate scope of congressional oversight
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a waste of the opportunity to work together with Republicans and pass legislation that will benefit Americans, says Texas Senator John Cornyn, a Republican member of the Senate’s Committee on legal Affairs.
Republican Senator John Cornyn pushed back Wednesday against efforts to get the house Democrats, President of the Trump taxation and financial records and you are looking for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn.
“This is not really a legitimate scope of supervision… this is all for show,” the Senate judiciary Committee member, said, adding that the members of Congress know that “confidential communication” between the White house Council and President of the “protected always.”
Cornyn, R-Texas, said, “America’s Newsroom” , the role of the Congress is the same as the Ministry of justice or by Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation of possible crimes.
“Congress” to do the role, the oversight of the laws that we pass, to see if new changes need to be made, or reforms must be taken into account,” he explained.
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McGahn was not directed to appear by the White house, before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Democrats McGahn want to hear, after he featured prominently in the Miller report – obstruction of justice-request. Müller’s team that McGahn was instructed to Trump Müller – distance in June 2017, but he did not comply with the request.
President Trump blow Democrats on Twitter Wednesday, claiming they try to “prove the Miller’s report is wrong.”
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Later on Wednesday, Trump Democrats called for the end of what he called their “false tests” before he will negotiate with them on issues such as infrastructure, as he gave a fiery statement from the rose garden after cutting a short meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
The President had met only a few minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a meeting to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments ago, the sit-down, Pelosi Trump accused of “a cover-up” over the Russia-probe.
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Cornyn said Democrats “don’t really know what to do,” according to the Miller report – release, so will continue with a “partisan political drumbeat” against the impeachment
He added that Pelosi is “trapped in a box”, because, you know, pursuing impeachment could lead to a “backlash” against their own party in the year 2020.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.