For all of 2018, the Democrats pledged in their campaigns that they were the ones who would restore order to a lawless Trump Washington, hold Trump’s feet to the fire, and restore accountability. And since January of 2019, they have carried through, making “grrr-grrr” noises, issuing document demands, and holding hearings. They have told the bully, “I said no! No lunch money, geddoudda here!” Only now, the bully just pushed you backwards and snarled, “I ain’t gonna tell you again punk, hand it over!: Wadda you do now?
Well, if you’re smart, you sigh deeply, shake your head sadly, put your hand gently on the bully’s shoulder, and knee him in the nuts. Hard. Twice. Because this isn’t boxing, and you’re not the Marquis de fucking Queensbury. This is a street fight, and this kind of sudden, no-holds-barred- Quentin Tarantino violence is the only thing that makes the three neanderthals behind the bully back up when you step around him at them. Because this is what gets the rest of the kids in the school yard cheering and jumping up and down.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019. 9:15 am. House Banking chair Richie Neal sends a letter to the IRS Commissioner, the deadline to turn over the tax returns for Trump is 5 pm Friday, or a motion for contempt of congress will be voted on in the committee on Monday, and forwarded to the full House for a vote. 9:25 am. Neal sends a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Munchkin, finalist for “most slappable face in America” along with Jared Kushner, “Hey, pencil dick! That letter was addressed to the IRS Secretary, not you. Siddown and shut the fuck up, or your contempt of congress charge will be voted on in the committee on Monday too!” 9:45 am. A letter from all 5 Democratic House chairmen and women goes out to President Trump, advising him that every effort from here on out to use the power of his office to interfere with legally issued subpoenas for document transfer, or any attempt to inhibit witnesses from giving duly subpoenaed testimony before congress shall constitute a separate article of impeachment for abuse of power for each one.
The newsroom at FOX will look like the motel room scene in John Carpenters “Vampires” with all of the gore on the walls from exploding talking heads, with anchors wheezing on respirators about “Democratic Gestapo tactics.” Fuck ‘em. Because this one is easy, and you can explain it in language even a Trump supporter can understand I dunno, maybe something like;
Lets say you own a car wash, but you have a weed grow in the second floor storage over the store. The FBI thinks they know what you’re doing, so they subpoena your bank records to check for possible money laundering. This can land you inthe can, so you have your lawyers write a letter to the bank, threatening a lawsuit if the bank complies with the subpoena. Your bank’s response? “Hey, this subpoena says ‘FNI’ on it, and has a judges signature. WHo the hell are you, slick?” Because, that’s what abuse of power is, using the power of your office to obtain an advantage that nobody else can have or use.
because, in the end, this isn’t even directly about Trump and the taxes. It’s a show of force. Most of this stuff isn’t even “black and white” law, it’s black law. Reince Priebus, Hope Hicks, Don McGahn, Steve Bannon, and a host of others were all given permission by the White House to testify freely to Robert Mueller’s team and in some cases, testify in front of the grand jury. The publication of their testimony to the FBI makes executive privilege a moot point You can’t cherry pick,either they can talk or they can’t. And duly drafted subpoenas, and a valid letter to the IRS Commissioner must be replied to, that’s the law. Trump is using the power of his office to attempt to intimidate these witnesses from complying. And taking “Fat Donnie,” and the rest of the Hole-In-The-Head-Gang to court is a fine way to show those witnesses what’s waiting for them if they fuck around on this.
And yeah, I already thought of that. Once Nadler and Neal pass the contempt citations through the committees, and Pelosi passes them through the full House, and passes the contempt citations over to the Justice Department for compliance, and William Barr wipes his ass with them? Well, that’s when Jerry Nadler convenes the House Judiciary Committee in drafting articles of impeachment against William Barr for obstruction of justice, and abuse of power. Because Munchkin and the IRS Commissioner are violating the aw, and so is that moron Kline from the White House Security office, by refusing to testify under subpoena, and in refusing to enforce the contempt citations, Barr is breaking the law too. The DOJ Ewok is a poster child for impeachment, everybody, even Reublicans, hate the way he handled the Mueller report roll out. And hoisting Barr from that yard arm sends a message to Trump as to what will be coming if he doesn’t cut out his shit.
because this is what “oversight” looks like. Oversight doesn’t mean pushing some papers, asking “pretty ease?”, and then throwing up your hands and saying :Oh well, I tried” when they laugh in your face. It’s going in like Wyatt Earp, with guns blazing, and cleaning up Dodge City that gets the dynamite girl in the last reel, and the parade down Main Street. And it’s also what will back Trump down, since he is at heart a craven coward. And when that happens, Trump’s supporters will wash their hands of him. Lucy pulled the football way again? Take a can of gasoline and a match to that stupid psychiatrists box in front of her house.
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