Nancy Pelosi said recently that if the DemocRATS win the House, she plans to use the subpoena power against Trump.
Here’s more, from Fox News:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hinted at using subpoena power to negotiate with President Trump if Democrats retake the House in the midterm elections.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the remark during CNN’s “Citizen” forum in New York City and said that subpoena power is “a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects.”
“To use it, or not to use it,” she said.
Trump was not amused.
He quickly wen ton record saying any such use of the subpoena power was illegal, and here's the best part, he would fight it all the way to the Supreme Court!
That's right, the same Supreme Court that this guy sits on:
From the Washington Times:
President Trump said Thursday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s threat to weaponize committee subpoena power if Democrats win Congress is illegal and grounds for the administration to fight any subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court.
“Pelosi says she’s going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. That’s an illegal statement,” Mr. Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times.
The president remained optimistic about Republicans retaining their House majority, but he fumed about Mrs. Pelosi’s subpoena threat should her party prevail in the midterm elections Tuesday.
He said the threat begged a lengthy court battle.
“That alone takes two years to get it to the Supreme Court — that statement — before you do anything,” he said, becoming animated with indignation. “You heard her the other night.”
Mrs. Pelosi made the remark last week at CNN’s campaign forum.
“Subpoena power is interesting, to use it or not to use it,” Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with Dana Bash. “It’s a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects.”
Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne responded that a Democratic Congress would perform its duty to be a check on the president.
“This Republican Congress has abandoned its Constitutional responsibility to exercise oversight of the government, deepening the swamp of corruption that has consumed Washington under the Trump Administration. A Democratic Majority will restore checks and balances with responsible, focused oversight that holds the Administration accountable for its conduct,” she said.
Mr. Trump also said he wasn’t worried about getting impeached by a Democrat-run House, although many on the left clamor for the move.
“They can play that game, but I can play that game also,” said Mr. Trump, adding that he hoped Democrats would rather get things done for the country.