President Trump on Friday said “I don’t know; that’s up to the lawyers” when asked whether or not he would cooperate with subpoenas from the House of Representatives in an impeachment inquiry.
Trump made the comment outside the White House before departing on Marine One on Friday.
“I know the lawyers think they’ve never seen anything so unfair. They’ve never seen anything so unjust. I’ve been President now for almost three years, and I’ve been going through this for almost three years. It’s almost become, like, a part of my day.”
Q: "Are you going to cooperate with the House subpoenas?"
President Trump: "I don't know. That's up to the lawyers." pic.twitter.com/N5HtTtk6c6
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 4, 2019
He then went on to discuss his record with the economy and with employment. His full comments are available here.
The request for information, outlined by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, is outlined here. The White House has voluntarily refused to hand over the information, the Committee says. That’s why legal observers say it’s unlikely Trump’s lawyers would actually agree to hand it over after a subpoena:
One of his favorite lines. It means “no.” https://t.co/by6XJvLITl
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) October 4, 2019
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