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Trump’s Troubling Rebuke of Congressional Oversight

Trump’s Troubling Rebuke of Congressional Oversight

Victoria Bassetti, Tim Lau

As Congress’ investigations into the Trump administration heat up, the White House has responded by refusing to comply with many of the subpoenas and oversight requests from the House Democratic majority. Citing House Democratic sources, Politico reports that the Trump administration has at least 30 times refused or delayed the release of information requested House committees and half a dozen officials have refused to appear before House panels.

There is a simple action the house could do to strengthen Congressional oversite and speed-up the process at the same time…Jail these a$$hats for contempt of congress until Congress gets the information they need. Watch how fast the process would work if that were to happen.

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Saw a good one today - Cut off the Money!
Congress could stop the paychecks (and republican programs) for anyone not cooperating.

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That is interesting, never heard that one before.

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And then there is Citizens United … the hephalump in the rum.

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Quite the turn of words. Sure would like to lose CU up an hephalump’s butt.

Why isn’t there discussion on “emolument” clause. Trump has repeatedly defied this law? or at least be talking about it.

Dems elitists are weak and wanting to protect their own behinds. Maybe weak is not the right word as Nancy is strong but needs to protect her behind and that of other neoliberals that have been complacent with republicons.

It’s sad that it took an inept and ignorant Trump presidency to expose just how thin the U.S. Constitution is in terms of any accountability mechanism, but here we are. It’s not just Trump, however. Trump is not an aberration. Voting him out of office doesn’t solve the problem. There’s no shortage of other Trumps to replace him. The blame for this current mess goes to both parties for their decades of shredding of the constitution and/or ignoring it for their own political gain. Nor does the Supreme Court get a pass. it’s done a lousy job of protecting the interests of the people.

Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History
The sitting president vs. Congress and the U.S. Constitution

by Ralph Nader

Ain’t nothing is going to happen. Our rubber-stamping, spineless, foxhole, lazy, “Do Nothing” party of capitulating wishy-washy wimps will sit on their hands while talking themselves out of impeaching King Trumpo.

Take the Mueller Report.

The Dems think the whole report should be made public while the obstructionist GOP say NO!!

  • So the Dems give the GOP months, then weeks and then days to cough up the report. The GOP say NO!
  • So the Dems say, OK we are going to “subpoena” you to get the report. Let’s give the GOP months, then weeks and then days to cough up the report. The GOP still say NO!
  • So the Dems say, OK we are going to issue “Contempt of Court” to get the report. Let’s give the GOP months, then weeks and then days to cough up the report. The GOP say, Are you Crazy! Hell No!
  • So the Dems say, OK we are going to “issue a warrant for your arrest” to get the report. Let’s give the GOP months, then weeks and then days to cough up the report. The GOP are having a party. Are those stupid Dems still bugging us! NO Way!!!
  • So the Dems say, OK this is now a “Constitutional crisis”. We’re going to the Supreme Court. Let’s give the GOP months, then weeks and then days to cough up the report. The GOP are laughing their arse off!! Go ahead!!

You know how this story ends!!

On the other hand……

  • If the GOP were demanding a report from the Dems, they would say. We want the report by midnight tomorrow.
  • If the Dems didn’t comply by 12:01 am they would get a subpoena.
  • If the Dems didn’t comply by 12:02 am they would get a Contempt of Court.
  • By 12:03 am warrants would be issued for anyone that had obstructed them since day one.
  • By 12:10 am all these people would be locked up.
  • End of story.
  • Ooops maybe not!! The Dems may try to appeal and the GOP will fast track it to the Supreme Court. Either way the Dems Always Lose. The GOP are playing 3-D chess in the dark while the Dems can’t even form a 2 person Congo line. Yeah, it’s that bad!!!

That my friend is the difference between the Dems and the GOP.

Ain’t no one going to impeach King Trumpo!!! :frowning: