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 TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani tears into Democrats after House opens probe into whether he pressured Ukraine to target Biden House Democrats launch probe into whether Trump, Giuliani pressured Ukraine to target Biden Ted Cruz fires back at Lori Lightfoot: 'Mayor, your anger is misplaced' 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 ComeyHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe Justice OIG completes probe on FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide Aggrieved Trump rips Dems for 'sad' impeachment effort MORE's firing; the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting; and any communications on the potential firing of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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 BarrSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Justice OIG completes probe on FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide 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.