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Jbird
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Dem committees win new powers
The House voted Tuesday to grant new legal powers to a key committee investigating the Trump administration, handing Democrats another tool in their battle to bore deeper into Robert Mueller's report on Russia's election meddling and potential obstruction by President Trump.

The 229-191 vote broke down strictly along partisan lines with no defectors from either party, highlighting the entrenched divisions on Capitol Hill between Democrats accusing Trump of conducting a "cover-up" related to Mueller's findings, and Republicans fighting to protect their White House ally from what they consider a political "witch hunt" heading into 2020.

The resolution empowers the House Judiciary Committee to go before a federal court in seeking the Department of Justice's (DOJ) compliance with subpoenas for disputed materials and witness testimony.

That appeasement does not extend, however, to McGahn. And Democrats are suggesting they'll use the new legal powers provided by Tuesday's resolution to go after the former White House counsel in the not too distant future.

"Seems to me that Mr. McGahn is in a particularly vulnerable situation as a private citizen," Jeffries said. "He should either begin to cooperate immediately, or face the consequences." LINK


i am dan
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I believe we have finally hit the point in our history where our govt is more insane and ridiculous than our populace.


LSUnation78
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I mean yea, they can go ask the court. The court can also tell them to shove it.


Sidicous
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The resolution empowers the House Judiciary Committee to go before a federal court
Oh I'm sure the appeals process will zip along like a hot knife through butter too.

And then Gorsuch and Kavabaw can decide over some brewskis whether or not to take up the appeal.

This should be fun!


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ninthward
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Its the only explanation for Clown World.


CheniereTiger108
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I mean yea, they can go ask the court. The court can also tell them to shove it.


yeah that’s what the court SHOULD do. But the Dems know they can go Judge shopping and find one that’ll rule in their favor. And that’s exactly what they’ll do.


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I can’t wait for Dems to cry foul when Republicans retake the house and Collins is in charge of that committee


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indianswim
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"Seems to me that Mr. McGahn is in a particularly vulnerable situation as a private citizen," Jeffries said. "He should either begin to cooperate immediately, or face the consequences."


Great to see our lawmakers throwing threats like this out to private citizens so flippantly.


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Keep moving the goal line until you get what you want. Pitiful, just stay within the law.


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Wtodd
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Dem committees win new powers

also "Trump will have new opportunities to tell Dem committees to GFT with Executive White Privilege"


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NC_Tigah
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Dem committees win new powers
Dem committees claim new powers


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cajunangelle
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So the CTH breakdown of this mess using lawfare blog lawyers is correct. It is so sad what democrats are doing. They are going scorched earth thinking they can cheat to get power back at all costs.


Jbird
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So the CTH breakdown of this mess using lawfare blog lawyers is correct. It is so sad what democrats are doing. They are going scorched earth thinking they can cheat to get power back at all costs.

They desperately need the Watergate part Deux in the spotlight.


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wickowick
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"Seems to me that Mr. McGahn is in a particularly vulnerable situation as a private citizen," Jeffries said. "He should either begin to cooperate immediately, or face the consequences."


Sounds like he should got back to work for the WH


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Its the only explanation for Clown World.




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LSUnation78
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Oh, no doubt. But they wont be able to control it after the appeals. I think the end game here is just to give themselves a way to keep it muddied up. They dont want it to end, they just need to drag it out.

Its not going to go how they want tho.


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