Following Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's formal refusal to hand over six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, progressive groups late Monday urged House Democrats to stop waiting for the administration to comply with the law and immediately subpoena the documents—and hold Mnuchin in contempt of Congress if necessary.
Dims have been in control of the House since January. They have accomplished nothing.
Well, Nancy is a little richer today, so I guess that’s something.
“If Trump once again faces only Republican silence and Democratic timidity, he will continue to erode our democracy by assuming more and more power.”
This - in mass media terms, such as intended - is no more than a pile of blah blah woof woof.
WHENEVER the abuses are mentioned, they need to be itemized and dated.
Why do politicians not maintain an itemized and dated listing in each and every presentation to mass media? Because very nearly ALL of them are themselves guilty of various elements.
What would happen if these itemizations were keep in the public consciousness on a daily basis? It would be called a revolution - as the founders intended - but even more so with the knowledge today in the “public domain”.
The Trump Re-election Committee. I can get all the Trump, Trump, Trump crap to last a week in thirty seconds on MSDNC.
CD: Here are the issues: Warmongering/Police Security State, Climate Change, Healthcare.
Warmongering/Police Security State is first on the list because it is useless to consider the others when over half the budget pays for this item. Money for killing, but no money for living.
If the people’s house, the House of Representatives, loses this fight the balance of power is dead and they can pack up and go home the rule of law will
All progressive House bill’s sent tothe Senate are Dead on Arrival per “the Grim Reaper” Mitch McConnell. The GOP and the Trump Administration must be removed before anything progressive can happen; they are blocking everything other than tax cuts for the rich and social safety cuts for the People. BTW, the biggest issue is returning progressive redistributive taxation, without wbhich there is no republic.
The Democrats have had every progressive bill they have sent up to the Senate blocked by “the Grim Reaper” Mitch McConnell. Keep voting Republican and forget about ever being able to retire. Your life expectancy has already dropped these past two years and you are slowly learning what it means to be living in a third world country. The GOP must be removed. We need cause to remove Trump. Most objective observers already see collusion between the Russians and Trump, but Mueller is a Republican and Barr is a total partisan hack. What’s your plan?
Indict, Impeach, Convict, Imprison(or execute), the whole Goddamn bunch of these FASCIST punks!! There, i’ve just laid out the plan for Pelosi etc.
Chairman Neal should go to District Court and seek an arrest warrant for the Capital Police. If granted he should be arrested and jailed in the Capital. There is one room for that purpose. No games, no B/S, just get the job done. He broke the law with his refusal letter. Do the crime, do the time.
And what, exactly do you expect them to accomplish woth control of only the house. Do you need to review your 6th grade civics lessons on how the US government operates?
But how? The House must send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate which will hold the trial. The Senate is in lockstep to block ANY RATIONAL progressive effort. They are getting their tax cuts through Trump. They are whores , evil, wicked whores who have overseen the murder of 85 THOUSAND CHILDREN in Yemen, just to name one horror. They will not help remove him, no matter what crimes the Democrats prove. (I for one believe his campaign did collude with a very hi-tech Russian , Cambridge Analytica, Google/Youtube/Facebook, Twitter effort to suppress the vote in swing states; it worked too)
Here we are are smearing Joe Biden for sniffing a staffer’s hair while a proven whore monger who paid hush money to a porn star in violation of campaign finance laws, to hide his adulterous affair with her is POTUS of America. Things are truly fucked up, big time. SNAFU
If not now, when?
These days are notable for a sick sensation deep in my gut.
Time for another walk in the woods.
Congress and no one else is duly assigned the constitutional power to impeach high public officials, and by implication to investigate such charges. Specifically, the House of Representatives is assigned the constitutional power to bring impeachment charges.
This power was tested in the 1920s when Congress ordered its own Sergeant at Arms to arrest the Attorney General and bring him in for Congressional questioning under oath. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Attorney General had to comply with the arrest.
Therefore, pursuant to its active investigation of high public officials, Congress should by extension have access to any tax documents that Congress itself has declared to be private documents except in criminal proceedings, including active investigations. The investigation is into racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice, for starters.
Thanks for answering Yunzer’s question to BigB.
You’re right. The GOP must be removed.
Self-identifying progressives who cannot stomach voting for a “DNC” candidate are serving the country to hard right libertarian fascists Hell-bent on cramming the working class into economic dystopia.
The world does not need to travel back 80 years in time to find Hitler.
2020 would tell us if this generation is any better at rejecting fascists than the Germans did 80 years ago.
On deck: hot war with Iran, trade war with China.
Paddy wagons to the White House to haul out the President and his entire corrupt cabinet.
The trump gang is waiting for the opportunity to call national emergency, and dismiss congress altogether whilst installing their fascist leader Trump.
The trump people are following closely the German NAZI party methods of gaining power and popularity.
Will someone please run over that old fucking turtle in the head light
Agreed. But the point is giving Trump a continuous forum to spew his poison will not un-elect Trump. Trump will be replaced by a progressive-left democrat agenda supported by tens of million or Trump will be in his second term…wall street, neoliberal, hollywood democrats whining about Trumps taxes…losers.
Republican silence, and democratic timidity should be the official description of these failed legislators.