Kellyanne Conway just told Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats thanks but no thanks. She rejected their subpoena and will not appear before them.
The Democrats are stuck in neutral with no clear plan other than to try to harass senior White House officials.
The problem with their plan is they have no real power to compel Trump admin officials – we all remember Eric Holder being held in contempt for Fast and Furious and nothing happened to him or Obama.
So the fight will go on until 2020 when the nation will face a choice. From WSJ:
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a congressional subpoena to testify Monday before a House committee about alleged violations of a federal law regarding political activity.
Ms. Conway rejected the subpoena at the direction of President Trump, according to a letter from White House counsel Pat Cipollone to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
In the letter, Mr. Cipollone wrote that Ms. Conway, as senior adviser to the president, had immunity from testifying. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham also issued a statement, calling the committee’s efforts to get Ms. Conway to testify a “purely political campaign to harass the president and his close advisers.”
Mr. Cummings called the White House immunity argument a “baseless claim” in his opening remarks Monday at the hearing to which Ms. Conway had been directed to attend.
He said if Ms. Conway didn’t agree to come before the committee, it would meet on July 25 to “hold her in contempt.”