The White House continues to evade subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee. Documents related to the Ukraine have been requested and Trump has until October 18 to provide those documents.
Now, the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees have subpoenaed Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fuman. However, since they are private citizens and not employees of the executive branch, they cannot avoid these requests.
The House Intelligence Committee issued this tweet:
The Twitter world pounced with reactions to the news, and several users pointed out the one glaring problem – the executive branch cannot evade subpoenas from Congress either.
— Manifesto Against Hate #ResistanceFighter (@ManAgainstHate) October 10, 2019
Comes right out and says that, doesn’t it? WTF
— Robert Wayman (@RFWayman) October 10, 2019
Hearing /reading this made my day (especially after the horrific Kurdish betrayal by this monster today)
Thank you House Intel Committee
I complain and whine about the slow the wheels of justice move but must say that I appreciate that you carry on for us all.
— #EnoughIsEnough (@TicToc_trump) October 10, 2019
We may very well see in the aftermath of all this that Pelosi played the cards she had with extreme foresight and shrewdness, in the face of the understandable call to speed things up.
This criminal enterprise is vast, and swaths of the electorate are violently in its thrall
— Sean Alexander Bart (@SeanfuciusSay) October 10, 2019
Well technically, Executive branch employees may not evade requests from Congress either.
— Lisa C (@MsLeebot) October 10, 2019
My thoughts exactly.
— My Voice Matters (@VoiceMatters2) October 10, 2019
Employees of the Executive Branch are allowed to evade requests for testimony?????????
— GlennG (@lilandyprods) October 10, 2019
ENFORCE YOUR OTHER SUBPOENAS
— F. Moya (@faraiwe) October 10, 2019
Rudy needs to be next.
— David Dennison ↙️🌊 (@john_winger) October 10, 2019
Question them before there’s some ‘spring cleaning.’
— Harper Hornaday (@HarperHornaday) October 10, 2019
Organized crime. The Don Trump and his associates.
— Stacy Jackson (@StacyJa27845242) October 10, 2019
Are these folks low level street-team?
if they’re mid-level? that doesn’t say a lot for the organization as a whole?
— Howard Beale (@weknowyourdata) October 10, 2019
Can the executive branch evade requests from Congress?
— Nikki Speech (@NikkiSpeech) October 10, 2019
They can be found at the Manhattan federal detention center.
— Sober Lawyer (@SoberLawyer) October 10, 2019
They just got arrested at the airport campaign finance violations , illegal financing GOP campaigns
— Pitt fan (@ChissellGeorge) October 10, 2019
This reminds me of the Watergate burglars. pic.twitter.com/C4uW4FbGVI
— Peggy Singer (@SingerPeggy) October 10, 2019
Parnas and Fruman are private citizens, not employees of the Executive Branch. They may not evade requests from Congress.
In playing the Pelosi 3d chess it now appears the Barr-taking-them-into-his-custody move was sorely overlooked.
— ⬛️⬛️⬛️Jose⬛️⬛️Canoe Si⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ (@DoveIsAllUNeed) October 10, 2019
Neither should anyone subpoenaed in #ImpeachmentInquiry
— Survive45! (@Survive_45_) October 10, 2019
Is Trump going to extend exec priv cause he met them a few times
— Kurds are Heroes (@VreelandZap) October 10, 2019
Wait a second…… The second section of this tweet seems to imply that employees of the Executive Branch MAY evade requests from Congress. That is completely false.
— Jon Fernald (@JDFernald) October 10, 2019
Fall guys for the real criminals.
— Susan Cormier (@CormierSusan) October 10, 2019
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