Oppositional defiance disorder

Mob boss Trump and his mob boss “company” are suing Representative Elijah Cummings for daring to investigate the mob boss’s activities.

Lawyers for President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization are suing Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to block a subpoena for years of financial records from several Trump entities.

The lawyers filed the lawsuit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, saying the subpoena for records from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, “lacks any legitimate legislative purpose, is an abuse of power, and is just another example of overreach by the president’s political opponents.”

It doesn’t need a “legitimate legislative purpose,” because the goal is oversight. It’s right there in the name of the committee. If there’s any president who has ever needed oversight it’s Donald Mob Boss Trump.

“We will not allow congressional presidential harassment to go unanswered,” Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s personal lawyers, said in a statement. “Harassment” is a phrase Trump often uses to attack his critics in Congress.

The lawsuit argues that House Democrats have “declared an all-out political war against President Donald J. Trump” and that “subpoenas are the weapon of their choice.” It goes on to say Democrats are “obsessed” with finding something that could “damage the president politically.”

That’s a lawsuit? It sounds like Trump’s Twitter garbage, not a lawsuit. Cummings says the same thing.

Cummings said in a statement Monday afternoon that Trump “has a long history of trying to use baseless lawsuits to attack his adversaries, but there is simply no valid legal basis to interfere with this duly authorized subpoena from Congress.”

“This complaint reads more like political talking points than a reasoned legal brief, and it contains a litany of inaccurate information,” he continued. “The White House is engaged in unprecedented stonewalling on all fronts, and they have refused to produce a single document or witness to the Oversight Committee during this entire year.”

Presidential harassment!

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