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#312235 - 05/16/19 02:04 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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I guess you didn't get the tweet ... Mr Trump is above the law ... so says he and AG Barr

I am the law - Mr Trump
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#312245 - 05/16/19 08:53 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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I see that Rep Nadler is scaring everybody again. This time he really means business. How does it go? "Sound and fury Signifying nothing" is pretty close. Apparently he could send the Sargeant of Arms, with a couple of capital police to arrest the miscreants but, er, well, not right now? He can also levy fines - well, if its the right thing to do. As far as jail goes the capital police have a place and the capital police, in the end work for congress.

I just keep beating this dead old horse. I actually boring myself! The senate has allowed the president to work around the advise and consent thing with 'acting' heads. The house has something like 20 investigations going on but can't get anybody to give testimony because, I guess, they are determined to talk it all to death. One would think that either the senate or the house would at least try to follow the constitution. the congress has duties and rights right there in the constitution. If they want a tax return they can subpoena it and then, if not complied with, arrest and charge the miscreant with Contempt if Congress then fine and imprison the miscreant. The constitution says that when asked they SHALL provide the tax return. There are no time limits, SHALL is the word. There is nothing about going to court, nothing about asking nice, the congress has the right to do this, its in black and white.

I know, this old horse is beat to death, but, still. One branch is simply saying no and the congress seems dumb struck about doing anything more than continuing to whine. If this is the mighty Democratic party at work, and they think they are going to beat Jackass they are sadly mistaken. I have often wished that some of the Republicans would show some backbone. I now wish that the Democrats could do the same. Seems to me that both parties are working, very hard, to give the administration what little power they have left and to make Jackass the ruler of the land and I am dumbfounded.

Well, maybe in a week, month or year from now the Dems might do something besides whine a lot?

What in the HELL is going on!


Edited by jgw (05/16/19 08:56 PM)

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#312247 - 05/16/19 10:29 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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are you trying to say Mr Trump has effectively dissolved Congress?

That would mean he is dictator.
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#312260 - 05/17/19 06:17 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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Nope, just cut off their balls and moved on to bigger and greater pronouncements of alternative truths. The congress can still act but, so far...................

At least the courts seem to be standing up. Now we all get to see what the Supremes do ......

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#312265 - 05/17/19 11:02 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: rporter314]
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That would mean he is dictator.


That would be a safe assumption.

He governs by decree and pays no attention to congress at all.
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#312294 - 05/21/19 01:28 AM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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Judge Rules Against Trump on Financial Records

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U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, said Trump cannot block a House subpoena of financial records. He said the Democratic-led House committee seeking the information has said it believes the documents would help lawmakers consider strengthening ethics and disclosure laws, among other things.


Tick Tock, the clock is ticking. Every BS move the White House makes is going to court, and when it gets there federal judges base all their decisions on the Constitution and precedent, not cockamamie legal theories. Like this totally bogus theory that interfering in someone else's federal investigation is not Obstruction of Justice. A first year law student would get laughed out of class for that Presidential favorite.

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#312297 - 05/21/19 03:28 AM Re: congress and the administration [Re: pondering_it_all]
rporter314 Offline
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federal judges base all their decisions on the Constitution and precedent, not cockamamie legal theories

I no longer believe that is valid. Mr Trump has and continues to pack the federal courts with right wing extremists who are incompetent and Trump loyalists. So I fully expect future decisions will no longer reflect valid Constitutional claims but rely on political views.

Just an opinion. Have to wait and see.
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#312302 - 05/21/19 09:12 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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So far that hasn't happened. Hopefully it won't. Anyway, if it does then it will be appealed and, hopefully, it won't happen again. Like just about everything - we will see in the fullness of time...... (love that phrase <g>)

Actually its almost as if the system awaits these cases and are currently moving really quick. Hope it continues.

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#312310 - 05/22/19 07:37 AM Re: congress and the administration [Re: jgw]
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Trump has nominated almost all the judges based on Heritage Foundation recommendations. That means they are conservatives, not Trump loyalists. Judges tend to have great respect for the constitution and precedent. They plan on having life time appointments. Trump is here today and gone tomorrow. Supporting Trump over the constitution goes on your CV forever. That maybe a great source of shame in just a few years.

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#312314 - 05/22/19 04:24 PM Re: congress and the administration [Re: pondering_it_all]
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So far, as far as I can tell, they are proving your point.

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