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The White house on Thursday rejected a call by house Democrats for the records of the private talks between President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
In a letter to house Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, D-NY, and oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and obtained by Fox News, the White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, said that “the committees” letters do not quote any legal authority for the statement that another branch of the government can compel the President to disclose the diplomatic relations with foreign heads of state and government or supported by the force disclosure of the confidential internal deliberations of the President’s national security adviser.”
Cipollone added, there, the precedent is that we go back to George Washington, gives the President control over the implementation from the outside-and that the Congress does not have the right information about conversations between the President and other leaders of the world.
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“It is settled law that the Constitution leaves it up to the leadership of the foreign relations exclusively to the Executive, as it wrote, the President “the sole organ of the Federal government in the field of international relations,'” Cipollone.
The White house refusal marks the latest move in the ongoing battle between the Trump administration and house Democrats looking to flex their oversight muscles, since the re-conquest of the control of the lower chamber of Congress in January.
Trump has consistently tried to be labeled Democratic, insight into his campaign and his actions as a “presidential harassment” and a “witch hunt.”
Cipollone letter on the answer to two letters to the management of Cummings, the nave and the angel earlier in the month.was
In a letter to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the three legislators said they wanted to know if Trump Putin-led communication, “the review, modification or implementation of” any aspect of American foreign policy.
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The Chairman, in particular, to try to get access to all State Department employees and contractors with the knowledge of trump, the communication with the Russian leader, including a “linguist, translator or interpreter, the to the [sic!] visited, or in any way President of the Trump in-person-monitored meeting with President Putin, as well as the President of Trump’s phone calls with President Putin.”
The top Democrats also said they were interested to know whether trump or a Person who had in his name, “failed to create records, or in any way destroyed, abused, or otherwise of Federal or presidential records held back” in contrast to the Federal laws.
The Washington Post reported in January, to discuss that, after his meeting with Putin in Hamburg, Germany in the year 2017, Trump took possession of the notes from his own interpreter, and instructed the individual, what had taken place, in the encounter with other government officials.
Fox News’ Meghan Welsh and Gregg Re contributed to this report.