Trump Escalates Feud with House Democrats, Vowing to Fight ‘All the Subpoenas’

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President Trump talks to reporters before departing to Atlanta, Ga., from the White House in Washington, D.C., April 24, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

President Trump said Wednesday that he plans to fight all subpoenas issued by congressional Democrats in their investigation of his administration, including requests for his financial records and for the full, unredacted Mueller report.

“We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” the president told reporters outside the White House before heading to a summit on the opioid crisis in Atlanta. “The subpoena is ridiculous. We have been, I have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far.”

Since retaking the House in January, Democrats in the lower chamber have opened numerous investigations of Trump’s administration and personal finances. They have subpoenaed the president’s financial records, including his tax returns, and have asked former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to his claims, laid out in the Mueller report, that Trump asked him to have Mueller fired.

“Look, these aren’t like impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win 2020. They’re not going to win with the people that I see, and they’re not going to win against me,” Trump said. “The only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense. But they should be really focused on legislation.”

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“I say it’s enough,” Trump concluded. “Get back to infrastructure, get back to cutting taxes, get back to lowering prescription-drug prices.”

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