Hope Hicks to cooperate in Trump probe, House Democrats say

Top Democrat Rips Trump White House For 'Stonewalling' Congressional Probes

He called this an "unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay, and obstruction".

A White House official responded to the criticism on Wednesday, telling HuffPost the administration did submit documents regarding White House staffers' security clearances, and plans to hold a briefing "to further clarify the process".

Cummings said the administration has not turned over "a single piece of paper to our committee or made a single official available for testimony during the 116th Congress" related to the ongoing committee investigations. Hicks' attorney declined to comment. It's an urgent matter of national security on which the White House is completely blocking Congress.

Mr. Nadler's letter to Ms. Hicks a detailed letter seeking "any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events" concerning Mr. Trump, the Executive Office of the President, his campaign and the Trump Organization. He added that committee investigators are in contact with others on their list who have said they would be more comfortable responding to a subpoena, rather than a voluntary request.

US President Donald Trump points to former communications director Hope Hicks shortly before making his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn and departing from the White House on March 29, 2018.

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The probe has resulted in mounting tensions between House Democrats and the White House after the latter refused to abide by deadlines set by Nadler for information.

Democratic investigators singled out any documents relating to the infamous Trump Tower meeting between Trump 2016 campaign officials, Trump family members and a Russian lawyer in June 2016-as well as the alleged drafting of a misleading statement about the involvement of Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, for instance, has already provided the committee with several thousands of pages of documents.

The White House is refusing to give the House Oversight Committee any documents or produce any witnesses for its investigations, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday night. The president dictated this approach the day after the election, when he threatened a "warlike posture" against Democrats and then vowed that, at the end of two years, "I'm just going to blame them".

"President Trump and his administration face wide-ranging allegations of misconduct that strike at the heart of our constitutional order", Nadler's letter said.

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