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this unprecedented stonewalling by the administration is completely unacceptable the democratic controlled house of representatives voted on Tuesday to give house committees greater power to take the trump administration to court for not cooperating with congressional subpoenas without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table , it's part of a wider strategy to gain the upper hand in a fierce battle with the White House as house Democrats investigate allegations of obstruction of justice and abuse of power by trump while in office the vote along party lines gives house committee chairs the right to go directly to federal judges seeking White House compliance with the wide range of investigations into trump and his top aides that includes their subpoena to see the grand jury evidence from special counsel Robert Muller is Russia investigation and another subpoena compelling former White House counsel don began to testify about trump's efforts to impede molars probe in his final report Miller declined to clear trump of obstruction of justice if we had had cog confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so the vote came a day after judiciary chair Jerry Nadler reached a deal with the justice department to give members of Congress access to some underlying evidence from the probe the deal sidelines any vote to find it tourney general William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena , Democrats are investigating trump's policies conduct in office and business dealings as they consider moving to impeachment with trump fighting them on all fronts at all they do is waste time all these investigations where there's no obstruction no collusion no nothing late on Monday trump urgent appeals court to overturn a ruling that said trump's accounting firm must turn over ten years of his financial records to Congress