Democrats Learning Their Subpoenas Are Only As Powerful As Trump Allows
Congressional Investigations attorney Christopher Armstrong was quoted in a Roll Call article regarding congressional subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives to President Trump. The article details the relationship between the legislative and executive branches, specifically stating that the president may not have incentive to cooperate with Congress' requests or subpoenas.
Mr. Armstrong states that "Congress has been asking for documents that presidents didn’t want to turn over literally since the Washington administration. But these conflicts have almost always been resolved through negotiation."