'To Use It or Not to Use It': Pelosi Hints at Using Subpoena Power to Negotiate With Trump
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hinted at using subpoena power to negotiate with President Trump if Democrats retake the House in the midterm elections.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the remark during CNN's "Citizen" forum in New York City and said that subpoena power is "a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects."
"To use it, or not to use it," she said.
Peloisi added that Democrats would "exercise oversight" over government agencies, something the current administration has "walked away" from.
By saying she’s willing to use subpoena power as a negotiating chip for other issues, Nancy Pelosi is admitting what we’ve known all along – that the countless investigations Democrats are threatening to launch are baseless and totally political. pic.twitter.com/pIogNaNmFz
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 22, 2018
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday on Fox & Friends that the executive branch can be subpoenaed by each chamber majority to force testimony.
"I don't think she should start off by threatening him," the Fox News senior judicial analyst said.
He said that Democrats would potentially ask for documents that would frustrate the executive branch.
"You wanna build the wall? Show us who you've been negotiating with. Let's see the emails. Let's see where you want the money to go," he said.
Napolitano added that the Democrats know they can drive the president "crazy."
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