It's practically de rigueur at this point, but once again, the president of the United States has instructed private citizens to break the law to cover his own criminal a$$. That's right, the Narcoleptic Nazi has ordered former employees to defy Congressional subpoenas to hand over documents to the Judiciary Committee, relating to his 2016 campaign and the transition to the White House. Hope Hicks, who served as the White House Communications Director, and Annie Donaldson, who was Don McGahn's Chief of Staff, have been told to not give the committee the documents they're requesting. Hope Hicks, through her lawyer, said she was providing some, but not all of the documents. NOT OKAY, BOYS AND GIRLS.
Here's the background from MSNBC reporter, Mike Memoli:
I'm gonna go ahead and bet that there are more empty witness chairs in Congress' future.
According to CNN, Rep. Nadler is assuming Hicks and Donaldson are heading towards a contempt charge.
Asked Tuesday whether he would also hold Hicks and Donaldson in contempt if they don't comply with his requests, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, said: "I assume so."
Hicks was one of Trump's earliest aides on his presidential campaign, dating back to 2015. The White House's executive privilege argument doesn't apply to her time on the campaign, and it's unclear whether the White House can invoke executive privilege related to the presidential transition period.
Another day, another crime committed by the Executive Branch, and seemingly only noted and logged by the Legislative Branch. *Yawn.* Wake me when there is an actual consequence.