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White House refuses House Democrats' request for security clearance documents


Added 05-01-19 08:58:01am EST - “The White House on Wednesday rejected a request for documents from the House Oversight Committee as part of its probe into the handling of security clearances, according to multiple reports.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “White House refuses House Democrats' request for security clearance documents”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House on Wednesday rejected a request for documents from the House Oversight Committee as part of its probe into the handling of security clearances, according to multiple reports.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a nine-page letter to the committee that it was "harassing and seeking to punish political opponents," and argued that lawmakers' request showed "a total disregard for individual privacy."

The rejection of the request, issued April 1 by Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsTrump family, businesses sue in effort to block banks from complying with subpoenas House Dems seek to make officials feel the pain Pelosi should take a page from Tip O'Neill's playbook MORE (D-Md.), is the latest escalation of the White House's fight against Democratic investigations.

In the letter, first obtained by CNN, Cipollone asserted that the committee's request falls outside the realm of "legitimate Congressional requests."

“Its self-described effort to ‘investigat[e]’ the background files of ‘specific individuals’ is improper, has no valid legislative purpose, and clearly is a mere pretext to harass and intimidate dedicated public servants,” Cipollone wrote.

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