Failing Trump administration. Sad!


#4072

Which is why I don’t understand how they could have been upset with anything Obama did as President. Oh, right. Black guy.


#4073

Curious and curiouser, wonder if anything will come of it.


#4074

Mark Zaid seems to think they are reaching:


#4075

That doesn’t seem to be correct.


#4076

Dealing with these kinds of cases seems to be one of his primary legal focuses, so I don’t know, but I’d like to hear to Dems refutation of his arguments.


#4077

#4078

I was listening to comments on this just a bit ago on The 11th Hour. Apparently the White House already has a multi-step plan to push back on all requests coming from Congress. In other words, they KNOW they have something to hide and are holding on to anything.The strategy was suggested that the White House will continue to pair the failure to comply to -requests- with escalating rhetoric of a witch hunt or personal attacks on Trump and his family.

The problem here is that as part of their duties, Congress does have subpoena power.

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#4079

Almost certainly true, but it’s my impression that this tug of war has been going on for decades. White Houses routinely push back against the subpoena power of Congress on the grounds that the Executive Branch is co-equal and the subpoenas amount to interference.


#4080

Well, tested three times to be exact. One for documents, one for tapes and one for testimony. Truly this is for gathering evidence for crime, not necessarily by the President himself, so I would wager if it went to the Supreme Court they would rule against the White House administration. I think, anyway.


#4081

Sure, but your own link shows that the GWB admin more or less successfully resisted the subpoena power and ran out the clock on the court challenge.


#4082

True, I guess we will see. I still hold that we will see Trump serve his full term, but I hoping that a second one is prevented and actual legal jeopardy for him and his family and cronies can begin.


#4083

Unlikely thought experiment: trump resigns immediately in exchange for dropping all investigations. Do you accept?


#4084

In a heartbeat.


#4085

I don’t think he would get that deal. Perhaps he could with Federal investigations, or get a pardon out the door for the same. State investigations are outside of control, however.


#4086

Yes, understood. Maybe instead of ‘unlikely’ it should have read ‘impossible’ (not unlike the physics and economic questions I used to get heh.)


#4087

And get president Pence? I fear he’s actually more competent, thus can be more successfully evil.


#4088

Maybe so, but one less mouth to feed is one less mouth to feed.


#4089

But we already HAVE President Pence. Who do you think is pushing the anti-transgender in the military stuff? He’s just doing it behind the scenes and Trump takes the (relatively light) flack. Pence’s evil is ongoing; bring it out into the light and out from behind Trump’s incompetence so that we can address it directly.


#4090

But trump’s implementations are incompetent. You’re saying a more competent implementation of the same policy is a good thing?


#4091

Trump is a criminal and the worst of America. He doesn’t deserve to be President and should be ushered out of the White House as soon as possible, if not before. I don’t care what the ramifications are.