The Washington Times: House Dem on Trump investigations: ‘The law is on our side’

Originally published by The Washington Times on May 13, 2019

Baily Vogt

Rep. Dwight Evans said Monday House Democrats want to “resolve” their congressional investigations of President Trump and blasted the administration for blocking their ability to conduct oversight.

“We want to resolve this and get it done,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said on CNN’s “Newsroom.” “We’ve been very clear — the law is on our side. … We’re very clear, as the responsibility that we have on the Ways and Means Committee, that we have the responsibility of oversight of in terms of our tax system and we don’t take that lightly.

“We may wind up in court with the president, but we don’t believe that is the way we should go,” he added. “We hope the president will step up and do what’s necessary.”

Mr. Evans said he does not believe Mr. Trump’s impeachment should be sought after today, but he added he would support an “impeachment inquiry,” which would form a separate committee to begin an investigation of the president.

House Democrats have opened multiple investigations of the president, including subpoenas for Mr. Trump’s tax returns and special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The White House has referred to the Democrats’ investigations as an “abuse of power” and has refused to comply with many investigations.