The move apparently alarmed House Democrats, who quickly came to the presidential son's defense. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) accused Comer of blocking the committee's receipt of financial records subpoenaed from former President Donald Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA.
"The committee simply cannot coordinate with former President Trump's attorneys to obstruct a lawful subpoena investigating his demonstrated corruption, then issue an invasive and overbroad subpoena based on an investigation of the business dealings of his political rival's son, who has never served in government," Raskin wrote in a letter addressed to Comer dated March 12.
A committee spokesperson responded to the allegations. "The accusation by ranking member Raskin is completely unfounded and untrue. There has been no coordination or discussion with anyone from the committee's majority with anyone about the Mazars documents," the spokesperson said, citing that even Raskin's own letter admitted that there was no evidence for what he is accusing Comer of.