House Democrats on Thursday voted to issue subpoenas to several senior White House officials in order to look into their records, One America News reported. The House Oversight Committee conducted a party line vote to allow chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to issue the subpoenas.
The vote came just as Congress was gearing up for its August recess beginning August 1. Democrats want to know whether officials used their personal email addresses to send classified information, much like Hillary Clinton and some of her staff were accused of doing while she was Secretary of State.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) called the subpoenas “inappropriate” and “an abuse of the committee’s authority.”
“The issuance of this subpoena is purely for politics…I can’t think of a single reason for this request, this broad aside from wanting to pursue the emails of the president’s daughter and son-in-law,” Jordan said.
Democrats opened the investigation into the documents in 2017 and accelerated the requests after their takeover of the House at the start of 2019.
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