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Cummings Issues Statement on Dismissal of “Seven Member” Suit Against Trump Administration for Withholding Documents on Trump Hotel

Aug 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for withholding documents that Oversight Committee Members have been seeking for more than a year relating to the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.:

“I am disappointed that our suit was dismissed on procedural grounds and that the court did not rule on the merits of our case.  The Trump Administration has been withholding documents about the Trump Hotel for more than a year—including financial statements and legal memos—and House Republicans refuse to conduct even the most basic oversight of these obvious conflicts of interest.  We are considering our legal options at this point, but if this ruling stands, it will be up to the American people to decide whether they believe Republicans are doing a good job overseeing President Trump or whether Democrats will conduct more credible oversight of this Administration going forward.” 

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115th Congress