Trump's noncooperation strategy has shifted from partial resistance to all-out war as he faces mounting inquiries from the Democratic-controlled House - a strategy many legal and congressional experts fear could undermine the institutional power of
The president is blocking aides from testifying, refusing entire document requests from some committees, filing lawsuits against corporations to bar them from responding to subpoenas and asserting executive privilege to keep information about the special counsel's
The administration also faces another subpoena deadline Friday for Trump's tax returns following the administration's move to refuse access to them.
"If the court signs off on this stuff, then we'll have an imperial presidency," Kircher said, adding: "We'll have a presidency that will be largely unchecked."
Trump's block-everything strategy stands in contrast to the
Trump and his allies view the array of probes by
The Obama administration begrudgingly cooperated with several Republican investigations that the Democratic president's allies viewed as politically motivated.
Trump's approach toward
Trump and the
Last Wednesday, the president also asserted executive privilege for the first time over the entire Mueller report, though much of it has been released to the public.