Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas

Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas
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President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiPelosi hasn't returned calls to Facebook's Zuckerberg after edited video controversy: report Giuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi House Democrats considering probe into Giuliani's overseas political work: report MORE said the president "is doing the right thing" by ignoring congressional subpoenas.

"There are six different investigations...thousands of requests for documents, it's like they're falling all over themselves," Giuliani said of House Democrats who are probing the Trump administration. 

"So the president is doing the right thing in resisting their subpoenas, not because he doesn't want to cooperate, he cooperated with the special counsel...we just don't want to do it over again," he added in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York.


The White House this week rejected a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for documents related to communications between the president and former White House counsel Don McGahn; former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation; former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden is the least electable candidate — here's why Top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann lands book deal Trump to appear on 'Meet the Press' for first time as president MORE's firing; the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting; and any communications on the potential firing of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE, among other topics.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter that the panel should narrow its investigation. He characterized it as “a pseudo law enforcement investigation on matters that were already the subject of the Special Counsel's long-running investigation."

Others in the Trump administration have also not complied with subpoenas in recent weeks. On Friday, the Treasury Department refused to turn over President Trump's tax returns. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a letter that the House Ways and Means Committee subpoena "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

The Judiciary Committee voted earlier this month to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Attorney General Barr plays bagpipes at conference The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? MORE in contempt of court after he did not comply with a subpoena for an unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying evidence.