Once again, Democrats are playing politics to hurt the President instead of legislating to help the American people.
Earlier this month the Democratic Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, issued a subpoena to an accountant of President Trump’s to probe into his personal business records.
RNLA President David Warrington strongly stated his response to such actions…
“The use of governmental power, whether executive or legislative, to target and harass political opponents is an assault on the rule of law.
We urge the Committee to stop using the tools of governmental power to score political points and harass the President by targeting businesses and individuals that were associated with the President’s private business affairs long before his election to public office. If the Committee fails to stop this abuse of governmental power, it will further erode the public’s confidence in our institutions, particularly the legislative branch, and undermine the rule of law.”
Today, President Trump filed a lawsuit, as a private citizen, against House Democrats to block the subpoena – citing that it “seeks to investigate events that occurred before Trump was president and has no legitimate legislative purpose."
The complaint, filed in federal court, says the subpoena from Rep. Elijah Cummings "has no legitimate legislative purpose" and accuses Democrats of harassing Trump and wielding their new majority in Congress to try to stain the president's standing.
Trump's lawyers wrote. "Its goal is to expose Plaintiffs’ private financial information for the sake of exposure, with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the President now and in the 2020 election."
"Instead of working with the President to pass bipartisan legislation that would actually benefit Americans, House Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically," the lawsuit states.
Clearly, this political stunt by Democrats is nothing more than an attempt to harass President Trump. Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, slammed Chairman Cumming’s actions as a gross abuse of the subpoena power…
“Your intended action is an unprecedented abuse of the Committee’s subpoena authority to target and expose the private financial information of the President of the United States.”
Rep. Jordan continued, “Chairman Cummings’s subpoena for President Trump’s sensitive, personal financial information goes hand-in-glove with Chairman Neal’s request for President Trump’s personal tax returns. These are all part of a coordinated and carefully managed campaign to use congressional oversight for partisan advantage.”
The President is in his right to fight back against pointless investigative attacks. As one of Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow, said "we will not allow presidential harassment to go unanswered."
READ RNLA LETTER HERE:
The RNLA sent a letter to the House Oversight Committee urging Chairman Cummings to halt efforts to subpoena President Donald Trump’s financial records from his accountants.