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All-Out War: Trump Administration Slap Down House Democrats' Subpoenas

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It’s an all-out war. Okay—that was the case after the 2016 election, but now we’re seeing repetitive smackdowns of subpoenas issued by Democrats by the Trump administration. They’re all politically motivated. Trump hasn’t committed a crime. The report on Russian collusion isn’t conclusive on obstruction because the evidence is not sufficient, as deemed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General William Barr, and it totally kills the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the 2016 election. That point is dead, like three shots to the head dead. There was no evidence of this myth from the get-go. It was a manufactured lie peddled by the Democrat-media complex. Period. The collusion aspect was the basis for everything—and now it’s dead. But Democrats are not giving up on their crusade to impeach the president. They want six years worth of tax returns from the president.  The Treasury Department refused to comply with the subpoena yesterday. 

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In April, former White House Counsel Don McGahn was handed a subpoena by House Democrats to turn over documents on the president’s finances and, of course, to see whether he obstructed justice…for a crime that never occurred  (via WaPo):

The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Monday ordering former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify before the panel next month and hand over documents and records pertaining to federal investigations of President Trump, his finances, his campaign and charges that he sought to obstruct justice.

“The special counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” the panel’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), said in a statement, calling McGahn “a critical witness to many of the allege instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Mueller report.”

“His testimony will help shed further light on the president’s attacks on the rule of law, and his attempts to cover up those actions by lying to the American people and requesting others do the same,” Nadler continued.

Last week, President Trump all but showed his hand on how this McGahn subpoena was going to end (via MSNBC):

Donald Trump seems to be aware of the congressional subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn has received, but as of yesterday, the president doesn’t seem to care about it.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe he would allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to committees in Congress, saying McGahn had already spoken to the special counsel on the Russia probe.

“I would say it’s done,” Trump told Fox News.

“I’ve had him testifying already for 30 hours,” Trump said, referring to McGahn’s testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

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And now, the Trump administration has officially told House Democrats to shove it on this subpoena as well (via ABC News):

The White House has instructed former White House counsel Donald McGahn not to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats for documents related to the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday from White House counsel Pat Cipollone to McGahn's attorney William Burck.

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This is partially why Trump won. We have a fighter. He sees the game that’s being played. This is the ultimate middle finger to the Left. You’re not getting the documents. For the Trump White House, the investigation is over. The Democrats didn’t get them. The president won, liberals lost, and Donald Trump is still president. Also, the economy is booming. You have to love this. Keep delivering those uppercuts, Mr. President. 

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