The whole thing stinks of witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
— Brandon Gage (@Teadoffliberals) April 15, 2019
I fixed it for you:
Letter obtained by Politico urges Mazars outside counsel TO BREAK THE LAW.
— Trina Birdsong (@TrinaBirdsong) April 15, 2019
How are lawyers allowed to threaten 'legal' action against a party for abiding by the 'law' and still keep their license to practice. A perfect example of how the 'legal' system is corrupt and might be best described as the "rhetorical circus".
— Aaron Centaaar (@centaaar) April 15, 2019
I believe there is a term for that. What was it …? … Oh yeah: obstruction.
— Toby Woods (@tobyjwoods1) April 15, 2019
seems worthy of a contempt of congress charge
— Brett Craycraft (@CraycraftBrett) April 15, 2019
And Republicans are letting him get away with it. Cummings’ Republican counterpart on the Oversight, Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, called Cummings’ subpoena a “gravely dangerous” abuse of power.
“I strongly object to Chairman Cummings’ unprecedented subpoena to Mazars and his irresponsible and gravely dangerous course of conduct in a singular obsession of attacking President Trump and his family for political gain,” Jordan said.
Cummings was not having it. Congressional subpoenas “are key to the committee’s ongoing investigations of matters squarely within our jurisdiction,” Cummings replied, referring to Trump’s perceived conflicts of interests.
“Jordan is embarking on an unprecedented path of partisanship that all members of the House of Representatives should find concerning,” Cummings wrote, “because it could have a detrimental impact on Congress’ ability to exercise its core constitutional oversight responsibilities for years to come.”