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The answer to the question in the title is obviously, yes!  These Republican fascists will stop at nothing to gain and keep power.  There’s no democratic institution that they won’t undercut for their Oligarch masters.

Now we find out from that Nunes and his comrade Grassley are thinking about trying to get Chief Justice Roberts to testify in front of their committees.

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has weighed whether it would be possible to bring Chief Justice John Roberts to “testify” before Congress as part of his investigation into political malfeasance at the Department of Justice.

“This is something that we have, like I said, we have thought a lot about this.”

It would be supremely unlikely for Roberts to consent to any kind of appearance before Congress, constitutional and national security lawyers say

“Even if Roberts accepts the invitation (which he will not), he would not discuss anything that could be implicated in a pending case,” Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston and a member of the conservative Federalist Society, wrote in an email.

As the very conservative professor says above, Roberts probably would decline to testify.  Then what?  Does Nunes try to subpoena chief justice Roberts?  If he does and Roberts refuses the subpoena, who’s going to decide whether the courts have to submit to congress?  We’re right smack in the middle of a constitutional crises.

More likely I think, is that Putin’s puppets Nunes and Grassley would crank up the right wing propaganda machine and start attacking the Supreme Court like they’re attacking the FBI and Justice Department.  They’ll do everything they can to discredit the courts to their sheepish cult, and CNN and NPR will have to present both sides by giving a giant microphone to a right wing propagandist.

Why would they do this?  Think about how many issues concerning dear leader are going to end up in front of the Supreme Court.  I think the first will be when Trump refuses to talk to Mueller and then refuses to abide by a Mueller subpoena.  This of course will end up in the Supreme Court.  A court that will have no credibility with the cult and that will be under relentless attack from people like Nunes and Grassley.  We’ll even probably get a Tsunami of “secret memos” exposing the court as a left wing organization paid by Clinton with laundered money from the child pornography ring.

By discrediting the court now, they are paving a path for Trump to defy the Court in the future.  Would this finally lower the bar enough where Republicans in congress would consider impeachment?  Don’t count on it.

This may well be a trial balloon by Nunes and Grassley, or like most things we think they wouldn’t dare do, they’ve already started the ball rolling toward several constitutional crises.

If you see anything on social media about this, speak up and shout it down.  Let them know we’re watching every possible move they make and we’re going to fight them every step of the way to their authoritarian goal.


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