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This is grim, particularly now, when it looks like the House is going to have to subpoena Louis DeJoy because he missed the prescribed deadline to produce documents. The District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled 2-1 that the House cannot enforce a subpoena against Don McGahn. The court states that there is no law allowing for enforcement, but the dissenting opinion says that enforcement power is implied in the constitution — and frankly, that seems to be common sense. Plus, don’t forget the House’s contempt powers. That may be the way the House has to go, in light of this new ruling, is to throw people in jail.

Politico:

A divided federal appeals court panel dealt a severe blow to the U.S. House of Representatives’ investigative power Monday, ruling that the House can’t go to court to enforce subpoenas because there is no statute giving that chamber the authority to do so.

The 2-1 ruling marked the second time a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voided a subpoena the House issued last year to Donald McGahn demanding the former White House counsel testify about his dealings with President Donald Trump related to the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

This is where we are. The House has to use its contempt powers. The only other option is to back down and let Trump and his thugs take over the government.

 

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This is what it looks like to go the full measure… those who would burn our house to the ground, who are setting blazes as we speak, aren’t the least bit concerned to watch it all go up in smoke. We can’t be squeamish about hatchets and hoses… this is how you fight a conflagration… half measures will not do.

  2. No People… this is good. We are being forces to gird our loins and water the tree of liberty. Our Forefathers fought and died for our freedom. Friends, the time to take this conflict to its moral conclusion has arrived, and each of us must stand for what we know is right. We’ve watched despots and mealy-mouthed politicians sell our nation off piecemeal now for 40 years, and by God, we will have it back in its entirety.

    This is a nation of the People, By the People, and For the People, and anyone who says or thinks otherwise is in the wrong place, and needs to move.

  3. That’s right, the constitution means nothing if you are not going to fight for it. Jerry Nadler and fancy Nancy better get busy. The only reason this shit is happening is because Nancy dragged her feet. Didn’t want to impeach, didn’t want to subpoena, y’all need to prepare impeachment papers now. For the impeachable things he has done since his impeachment. Bill Barr should have been impeached already, but nothing. If the old guard is going to let this happen they have got to go as well. It’s time to take our country back. I will never submit to Putin’s bitch. Vote blue your life depends on it.

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