4/23, 7:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Cummings seeks to hold former WH security director in contempt

The spat between the US President Donald Trump's administration and Congress continued on Tuesday as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (pictured) moved toward a vote to hold the former White House security director Carl Kline in contempt after he declined to answer the Committee's questions regarding unauthorized security clearances.

On Monday, White House deputy counsel Michael Purpura sent a letter to Kline, instructing him not to answer the panel's questions as it "unconstitutionally encroaches on fundamental executive branch interests." Meanwhile, Kline's attorney wrote a letter to the Committee, saying his client would not answer the questions, adding that "with two masters from two equal branches of government, we will follow the instructions of the one that employs him."

Yesterday, Trump and his family businesses filed a lawsuit against Cummings in order to block the subpoena issued by the panel seeking information on president's finances, noting that the subpoena "lacks any legislative purpose" and constitutes an "abuse of power" and "overreach."

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