House Democrats wrestle with White House over investigations
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
Apr 23, 2019 11:18 PM CDT
FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings says the White House is now in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to resist a subpoena related to the committee’s...  (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't want either aides or former aides testifying to Congress because of lawmakers' partisanship.

Trump's remarks to The Washington Post follow one former White House official defying a congressional subpoena and the Treasury Department ignoring a deadline for turning over Trump's tax returns.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Democrat Elijah Cummings, says the White House's position that it can ignore requests from House Democrats is untenable.

A former White House personnel security director, Carl Kline, was subpoenaed by Democrats as they investigate security clearances issued to senior White House officials. Cummings says he is consulting with other lawmakers and staff about scheduling a vote to hold Kline in contempt of Congress.

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