The move opens the prospect that the House Oversight Committee would try to scorn Kline, a move that Chairman Elijah Cummings warned on Monday before his death. And it is the recent effort of the White House to obstruct democratic investigations. The same day the Trump organization filed a lawsuit to prevent an accounting firm from following Cummings' subpoena for President Donald Trump's previous financial documents.
Michael Purpura, Deputy Trump's lawyer, argued that Cumming's subpoena "unconstitutionally interferes with the fundamental interests of the executive" (CNN).
"With two masters from two equal branches of government, we will follow the instructions of those who employ them employing him," Driscoll said in a separate letter received from CNN.
The many letters wrapped up a day of tense talks ahead of the scheduled deposition on Tuesday with Kline, a key Democratic researcher, on whether the White House was maltreating the security clearance process for top officials, including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
The White House claimed that Kline would not answer questions about individuals 'security checks but would talk more generally about the process ̵
In another letter received from CNN, Cummings said White House lawyer Pat Cipollone had previously informed the committee that Kline would not appear on Tuesday, unless the committee allowed it from the White House office, to appear together with Mr. Kline to preserve the executive and protect industry confidentiality interests.
Cummings responded on Monday: "The committee does not allow any representative of your office to attend the deposition," adding that if he does not follow the summons, Kline would be despised.