Published On: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019

Three Trump Officials Threatened With Jail Time For Refusing To Comply With Congressional Subpoenas

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly

White House officials who continue refusing to comply with requests to testify before Congress could face jail time and other reprimands, CNN reports. The testimony of a number of administration officials has been requested, within the scope of congressional attempts to perform oversight over the administration of President Donald Trump. On Thursday, Representative Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, explicitly called out the threat of jail time in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“And we will use any and all power in our command to make sure it’s backed up — whether that’s a contempt citation, whether that’s going to court and getting that citation enforced, whether it’s fines, whether it’s possible incarceration,” Connolly said. “We will go to the max to enforce the constitutional role of the legislative branch of government.”

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Three Trump Officials Threatened With Jail Time For Refusing To Comply With Congressional Subpoenas