Wednesday's Live Blog
Good Wednesday morning.
Here is what's on the president's agenda today:
- The president and first lady deliver remarks at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia
The presidential harassment beat
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left little doubt Tuesday that the administration will reject a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns by a self-imposed May 6 target for a "final decision," setting the stage for a legal battle that will test the limits of congressional oversight.
This is all part of an agreement among the House committees to harass the president.
In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, Jordan demanded answers about why the Maryland Democrat's execution of a nonpublic "Memorandum of Understanding" with Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., never came up with Republicans.
Jordan, the top Oversight Committee Republican, said the issue was never broached with GOP members until he found out.
Cummings vowed to share House Oversight Committee information with Waters in the covert agreement, even though doing so could conflict with House rules. Jordan said the agreement with Waters stipulated Cummings would consult her before issuing a subpoena.
All these subpoenas and investigations are a corruption of government power. It is a perversion of the authority bestowed on these rotten elected representatives to use the force of government to personally attack a political adversary or to undermine the president for political gain. If you don't understand what kind of war has been waged by the Democrats, you aren't paying attention.
What about the people who gave the House of Representatives to the Democrats? What have the Democrats delivered? Not a damn thing.