Chairman Conyers Responds to White House Asserting Executive Privilege on Judiciary Subpoenas

Posted on by Jesse Lee

Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers released the following statement in response to the President’s assertion of executive privilege in response to the committee’s June 13 subpoena for documents:

“The President’s response to our subpoena shows an appalling disregard for the right of the people to know what is going on in their government. The executive privilege assertion is unprecedented in its breadth and scope, and even includes documents that the Adminstration previously offered to provide as part of their ‘take it or leave it’ proposal. This response indicates the reckless disrepect this Administration has for the rule of law. The charges alleged in this investigation are serious – including obstruction of justice and misleading Congress – and the White House should be as committed to this investigation as the Congress. At this point, I see only one choice in moving forward, and that is to enforce the rule of law set forth in these subpoenas.”

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