Democrats formally demand president’s tax returns, authorize subpoenas for full Mueller report and 9 administration officials
Chairman Elijah Cummings, right, speaks as ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, listens during the House Oversight and Reform Committee markup of a resolution authorizing issuance of subpoenas related to security clearances and the 2020 Census on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
As President Donald Trump tried to move on this week from the special counsel’s Russia investigation, Democratic investigators mashed the gas pedal on their various oversight probes, authorizing subpoenas for the full Mueller report and for nine current and former Trump administration officials.
And on Wednesday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee formally kicked off its pursuit of the president’s tax returns, capping what has been the most aggressive week of this Congress’ oversight of the administration to date.