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White House demands Nadler do a reset on Trump investigations

May 15, 2019 GMT

The White House on Wednesday said it will cooperate with “legitimate” investigative requests from Congress, backing down from President Trump’s insistence that he wouldn’t comply with anything.

But the White House, in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, said so far most of the requests aren’t fair, and he should go back and start again.

In a 12-page letter, White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone said if Mr. Nadler’s goal is to harass the president he’ll face hurdles. But if he’s willing to narrow his requests in order to pursue fair investigation, they’re willing to talk.