House Panel Subpoenas WH Personal Emails And Texts

“The Committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating the Presidential Records Act by using personal email accounts, text messaging services, and even encrypted applications for official business — and not preserving those records in compliance with federal law. What we do not yet know is why these White House officials were attempting to conceal these communications.

“Although our Committee’s investigation began as a bipartisan inquiry under former Chairmen Chaffetz and Gowdy, the White House has refused to produce a single piece of paper in this investigation for this entire year, which is why today’s subpoena has become necessary.” – House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings, via press release.

The subpoena specifically targets “non-career” officials including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.