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White House rebuffs Dem request for docs on Trump-Putin talks

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

Andrew Desiderio
2019-03-21 10:52:29

Key House chairmen have not ruled out issuing subpoenas to try to force the White House’s compliance.

By ANDREW DESIDERIO

Updated

The White House on Thursday rejected congressional Democrats’ demands for documents relating to President Donald Trump’s private discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin — escalating tensions between the Trump administration and Congress over a crucial piece of Democrats’ oversight ambitions.

“The committees’ letters cite no legal authority for the proposition that another branch of the government can force the president to disclose diplomatic communications with foreign leaders or that supports forcing disclosure of the confidential internal…

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