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WOWED – DOJ veteran Douglas Letter, now general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, is pulling no punches about his views of the DOJ’s stance in the fight over President Trump’s financial records. “These arguments are fabricated out of whole cloth,” Letter shot back in response to a DOJ filing that urged the D.C. Circuit to strike down a congressional subpoena. As Jacqueline Thomsen reports, Letter and other House attorneys highlighted past times the chamber requested and received documents or testimony in the course of investigations relating to the president, beginning with George Washington’s 1792 acknowledgement that the lawmakers could request information from his office. DOJ attorneys, in siding with Trump’s personal lawyers, argue that allowing enforcement of the subpoena would create an undue burden for the president.

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