A number of lawmakers are cleverly challenging President Donald Trump's claim this week that he is "the most transparent president" in the country's history.
Among them is Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who told the president he could display that supposed transparency with regards to a decision his administration made in 2017.
"In light of your statements," she wrote to Trump in a letter sent Thursday, "please let me know what time tomorrow I can come over and review documents related to your administration's decision to rescind Title IX guidance protecting LGBTQ students."
I just sent this letter to @realDonaldTrump - who, as you heard, is the most transparent president ever.— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) May 23, 2019
Judiciary Committee member (Co-equal branch of government)
P.S. also the proud mom of a non-binary kid. #CoverUps pic.twitter.com/RhQHPe73QC
Other Democratic lawmakers took a similar tack to hit back at Trump's "cloudy claim" Wednesday, as well as his statement, "I don't do cover-ups."
Dear @POTUS— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) May 23, 2019
Since you stated emphatically that you "don’t do cover ups." Can you confirm that no more unreported migrant deaths have occurred?
Veronica, Lou, Sylvia, and Debbie.#TrumpCoverUp pic.twitter.com/20UTYpOzTJ
TO: The most transparent POTUS, probably in the history of this country— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) May 22, 2019
Since you don't do #CoverUps, please let us know what time we can come by & review the unredacted #MuellerReport. Simply requesting the same access you gave to Congressman Doug Collins.
FROM: Rep. Ted Lieu pic.twitter.com/PqwQ79YFtk