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5/22/2019

VOA NEWS: Two More Former White House Officials Subpoenaed

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 2:00 am



[Headline from DRJ]

VOA News: Two More Former White House Officials Subpoenaed

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed two more former top White House officials after ex-White House Counsel Donald McGahn ignored his subpoena to testify about President Donald Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice.

Democratic chairman Jerrold Nadler says the committee wants to hear from former communications director Hope Hicks and McGahn’s former chief of staff Annie Donaldson.

— DRJ

8 Responses to “VOA NEWS: Two More Former White House Officials Subpoenaed”

  1. The House Judiciary Committee should get over losing the 2016 election and do some real work.

    Michael Keohane (947544)

  2. The White House Press Secretary should end each news conference with “And today was the ____ day that the House ignored the pople’s business.”

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  3. Corruption in DC!
    Dog bites man!

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  4. Breaking: President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer because they are investigating him. He says he didn’t cover up anything. He sauiid they caan either legislate or investigate but not both.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/us/politics/donald-trump-speech-pelosi-schumer.html

    President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.

    He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.” He said they could not legislate and investigate at the same time. “We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  5. In other news, New York State is about to pass a bill to make available to Congress, Trump’s New York State tax returns.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/nyregion/trump-state-tax-returns.html

    The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat and regular critic of Mr. Trump’s policies and behavior, will authorize state tax officials to release the president’s state returns to any one of three congressional committees.

    By hook or by crook they will get them. And then do their own audit, or find conflicts of interest, or something unethical.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  6. They also passed a bill yesterday to make duble jeopardy protections not sappply to some federal pardons. (New Yrk is a state where a person acquitted in federal court cannot be prosecuted in state court for essentially the same acts. The reverse does not apply)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/nyregion/trump-tax-return-bills-new-york.html

    The New York State Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow state prosecutors to pursue charges against any individual granted a presidential pardon for similar federal crimes, closing a loophole that lawmakers said could be exploited by President Trump in a bid to indemnify former associates.

    The bill, which has already passed the State Senate and has the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, would exempt the state’s so-called double jeopardy law from cases involving presidential pardons, something supporters say is necessary to stave off a possible abuse of Mr. Trump’s pardon power.

    Both bills are narrowly drafted, but not so narrowly drafted that they will fall to any bill of attainder type claim.

    It;s like those New York State laws that apply only to “a city with a population of one million or more,”
    afooul of

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  7. It is possible that the Democrats may make ignoring those subpoenas the grounds for impeachment.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)


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