(CNN)Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly on Thursday threatened jail time for White House officials who are declining to comply with congressional committees' efforts to conduct oversight of President Donald Trump's administration.
Three officials have refused to comply with congressional requests to testify at the administration's urging, ratcheting up the long-brewing battle with House Democrats ready and willing to take their multi-front investigations to the courts.
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The House Oversight Committee had asked to hear from senior White House adviser Stephen Miller on immigration, former security official Carl Kline on security clearances and Justice Department Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Gore on adding a citizenship question to the US census.
Connolly, who sits on the Oversight Committee, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room," "We're going to resist, and if a subpoena is issued and you're told you must testify, we will back that up."
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"And we will use any and all power in our command to make sure it's backed up -- whether that's a contempt citation, whether that's going to...
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