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Trump vows to defy Hill subpoenas, but will the public care?


Added 04-25-19 04:29:02am EST - “Will average voters share Democrats' view that constitutional principles and the separation of powers are on the line?” - Foxnews.com

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'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the mainstream news media's tunnel vision when it comes to the many House investigations into President Trump and whether or not the public is even still paying attention.

The fundamental problem with this approach is that Congress is an equal branch of government. It doesn't matter what Bob Mueller's probe found, lawmakers have their own responsibility to oversee the executive branch, just as Republicans did during the Obama and Clinton administrations.

Still, Trump flatly told The Washington Post that he sees no reason to comply with the mounting Hill requests for testimony and documents. "There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it's very partisan — obviously very partisan ... I don't want people testifying to a party, because that is what they're doing if they do this," he said.

Trump says Democrats can forget the idea of hearing testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

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