WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the following statement on Chairman Cummings’s decision to issue a subpoena to Mazars USA:
“Chairman Cummings’s announcement of a subpoena to a private company to pry into the President’s personal finances is an astonishing abuse of this Committee’s authority and a disgraceful departure from the fair and legitimate oversight he promised to the American people just 73 days ago. This unprecedented action is based solely on the testimony of Michael Cohen, a convicted liar. It is now clear why Chairman Cummings refuses to keep his promise to hold Cohen accountable for his lies before our Committee: Chairman Cummings will not let the truth get in the way of his obsession with attacking the President and the First Family.
The Chairman announced to the press that he would subpoena Mazars last week. He could have had a vote of the Committee earlier this week and allowed debate on the topic as he promised. Instead, Chairman Cummings waited until Members left town for Easter and subjected us to yet another Friday afternoon act of blind partisanship.”