Jayapal: Congress Looking into If Trump Is ‘Pushing’ Officials to Break the Law

PAM KEY

Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,”  Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Congress is seeking documents to find out if President Donald Trump was “pushing his administration’s officials to continue to do things that are illegal.”

When asked about Congress requesting documents from the Trump administration’s plan to place immigrants in sanctuary cities, Jayapal said, “The president is absolutely out of line to waste taxpayer dollars on something that his own team has told him was illegal.”

She continued, “What we hope to get out of these documents is a very clear description. What was he told by his team? What did he try to do in pushing — he or Stephen Miller— try to do in pushing his administration’s officials to continue to do things that are illegal.”

She added, “That’s what we see over and over again, Wolf, is this president inciting violence, you know, asking —defying Congress over and over again, and then asking his own officials to break the law and then give him a pardon. That’s outrageous.”

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