Apr 24 2019 Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the White House has adopted the 'untenable' position that it can ignore requests from the Democratic majority in the House. 'It appears that the president believes that the Constitution does not apply to his White House, that he may order officials at will to violate their legal obligations, and that he may obstruct attempts by Congress to conduct oversight,' Cummings said in a statement. Cummings was specifically referring to Carl Kline, a former White House personnel security director, who was subpoenaed by Democrats. Faced with this aggressive resistance to congressional oversight from Trump administration officials, Bloomberg reports, 'some Democrats want to make them pay' literally.