DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/OBAMACARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats are demanding the Trump administration turn over documents related to its refusal to defend Obamacare in court, in an escalation of the political battle over a case that has put health care at risk for millions. The chairmen of five House committees sent letters to the White House, Justice Department and top Trump health officials seeking information on the administration’s recent decision to support the health care law’s full elimination in court. They called it a ‘sudden and significant reversaL’ that violates the federal government’s longstanding precedent of defending its own laws…Their letter seeks the DOJ’s legal justification for declaring Obamacare unconstitutional and internal communications about the case. It also demands that DOJ make four of its attorneys available to testify. Those signing the letter included Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler, Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings, Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal, Energy and Commerce chairman Frank Pallone, and Education and Labor chairman Bobby Scott. The chairmen sent separate letters seeking documents on the Obamacare case to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma.”

Adam Cancryn, “House Democrats demand Trump administration disclose Obamacare legal strategy,” Politico, April 9, 2019 11:57 am