Now, THIS is what Congressional Oversight looks like!!
House Judiciary Committee Demands Documents From Nearly Everyone in Trumpworld
From obstruction of justice, corruption, and what they’re calling abuse of power, the House Judiciary Committee is showing where Hill investigations of the president go next.
03.04.19 11:34 AM ET
If there’s anyone who might know anything about any allegation about wrongdoing by President Trump, encompassing everything from obstruction of justice to collusion with Russia to paying off potential ex-mistresses, the Democrats who now run the House Judiciary Committee on Monday are asking for their files.
Just days after the president’s former fixer Michael Cohen testified at length about what Cohen described as Trump’s habitual criminal behavior, House Judiciary Democrats sent letters requesting documents on a wide range of investigative lines to 81 people, government agencies, and private organizations.
It’s the investigative equivalent of shock and awe, heralding an even deeper phase of protracted congressional inquiries into all aspects of the president, his associates and his businesses. While the House Democrats are allergic to talk of impeachment, information they’re asking about concerns Trump and allies profiting from their offices, potentially lucrative ties to both hostile and allied foreign powers, and work to shut down investigations into these matters—all of which are likely to add to pressures on the left for impeachment.
Requests to produce material, initially due in just two weeks, went out to everyone from the White House and the Trump Organization to Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, ex-communications director Hope Hicks, ex-strategist Steve Bannon, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Roger Stone associate Randy Credico, Maria Butina boyfriend and GOP operative Paul Erickson, cooperating witness and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Flynn’s son.
The committee conceptualizes the document requests into three areas that can overlap: obstruction of justice, including about the various Russia probes; “public corruption,” including the campaign-finance violations that Cohen’s hush money payments to Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford and Karen McDougal potentially represent; and “abuse of power,” including attacks on what the committee described as “the press, the judiciary, and law enforcement agencies.”
That wide focus underscores both the aggressive investigative approach adopted by the newly empowered House Democrats and the wide span of allegations against the president of the United States.
Another poster made a good point. There isn’t anyone on this list who hasn’t already had a similar request from some law enforcement entity. That they have already gotten the request, and complied with said law enforcement entities, limits severely the ability of this White House to now attempt to call Executive Privilege. That could be why certain names that we thought SHOULD be on the list, but weren’t, didn’t wind up on the list….yet…
Between these requests, and please be sure, they are not mere requests…this is a nicety..failure to comply will result in a subpoena, and it can get nasty from then on. We also got the news last week from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, that she sent staff to New York to meet with Deutsche Bank and get the papers that she’s been after for almost 2 years. And, you also know who is being kept in the loop: The Southern District of New York and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
Tee hee hee ….
Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) Tweeted:
Here’s the full list of Trump associates that the House Judiciary Committee has contacted for documents, including AMI’s David Pecker, Trump’s inaugural committee, Cambridge Analytica and nearly 80 others. https://t.co/0mOX3ytBbI https://t.co/3X4rK0DVrD https://twitter.com/rebeccaballhaus/status/1102609033968656385?s=17
Manu Raju (@mkraju) Tweeted:
“We have to make sure this is not a dictatorship,” Nadler said. Asked if probe is intended to lay groundwork for impeachment, he says on @OutFrontCNN: “It may come to that. It may not.” https://t.co/U6sYwAotZEhttps://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1102724829080440832?s=17
“A lot of the noise out there is designed to prevent us from taking on the question of our foreign policy toward Israel.”
Actually, ALL the noise out there…
STRAIGHT TO JAIL! LOCK HIM UP!
I stopped watching after the fourth season
What about Lester Holt?
No shyt 😡
This is true.
No Wil, don’t do it. Step away. So much a part of the racial part of the Williams’s story IS their color.
Prayers for Alex Trebek.
Heal him, Jehovah Rapha. The God who heals.❤️
Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
It took my father within a year of diagnosis.
Prayer for him and his family.
I’ve had relatives to die from pancreatic cancer. It was so awful.
Prayers for Alex Trebek and his family.
Those responsible for this will NEVER EVER EVER be forgiven.
The ignorance burns:
Look y’all. This bitch is caught lying under OATH.
A Matter of Public Trust: AOC Should Fire Chief of Staff Who Ran Deceptive Campaign Finance Scheme
Put his arrogant no caring bitch in JAIL for crimes against humanity……
Where is the lie?
Alan Gomez @alangomez
Rep. Al Green [TX, to Nielson] says U.S. never put up walls or blockades to stop European migrants coming through Ellis Island, but is doing so now to stop migrants coming from Latin America.
“White babies would not be treated the way these babies of color are being treated. This is about color.”
Sekulow was always a grifter. Lowell, on the other hand, had a Sterling reputation.
If you are interested in Black historical fiction, she is one of the best.and, her stuff never goes on sale
Well ALRIGHT then!
Uh uh uh
That is ALL
Word of the Day : March 6, 2019
Abecedarian: adjective ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-un
1 a : of or relating to the alphabet
b : alphabetically arranged
2 : rudimentary
McConnell suggests voting-rights proposal is ‘socialist’
03/06/19 10:47 AM
By Steve Benen
The House Democrats’ top priority for this Congress is a democracy-reform package called the For the People Act (HR 1), which is quite ambitious in its scope. As regular readers may recall, the bill is intended to create significant ethics and lobbying reforms, end partisan gerrymandering, expand voting rights, and improve government transparency.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made clear that he’s not a fan of the proposal, recently condemning a specific provision – making Election Day a national holiday – as a “power grab” that would help Democrats. (In the GOP leader’s mind, it’s apparently not fair to Republicans if more Americans are able to cast ballots.)
But as the House debate on the For the People Act gets underway today, McConnell spoke from the Senate floor yesterday with a new criticism of the Democratic bill.
Look, I realize the Senate Republican leader is never going to allow his chamber to vote on HR 1. The contemporary GOP is simply too hostile toward voting rights and election reforms to even consider legislation like this.
But to characterize the package as a “radical, half-baked socialist proposal” is emblematic of a larger problem: Republicans are so preoccupied with instigating some kind of red scare, they no longer know or care what their own rhetoric means.
Trump’s DC hotel becomes backchannel for administration influence
David Fahrenthold, reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel has become a backchannel means of giving money to Donald Trump while attempting to curry favor on policies or agency rulings from his administration.
Trump insurance filings under scrutiny after Cohen accusations
Rachel Maddow shares new reports that New York State investigators are looking into Donald Trump’s insurance filings after Michael Cohen testified that Trump had adjusted the valuation of his properties to reduce his premiums.
Sudden increase in activity suggests WikiLeaks case moving ahead
Rachel Maddow reports on new activity surrounding Julian Assange and Wikileaks, from news reports to court subpoenas to congressional document requests, indicating that something is developing in that case.
March 5, 2019
W.H. refusal of House security document request sets up showdown
Rachel Maddow reports on the White House refusing a request from House Oversight Committee for documents related to Jared Kushner’s security clearance, making subpoenas likely, and setting up a potential legal showdown.
March 5, 2019
Would ANYONE BLACK be given these kinds of chances?
Judge losing patience with Stone stunts, strengthens gag order
Rachel Maddow reports on Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s apparent exasperation with Roger Stone’s public expressions about his case, stopping short of jailing Stone, but basically banning him from speaking about his case or the Mueller investigation broadly.
Trump DOJ maneuver would allow him to replace key prosecutor
Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump nominating Jessie Liu for the number three spot in the DOJ, allowing him to name her replacement as the U.S. attorney for D.C., overseeing such cases as Paul Manafort, Maria Butina, Roger Stone, and Sam Patten.
Have we discussed this hit piece on Klobuchar?
The Anger of Amy Klobuchar
Don’t sell cruelty and pathological behavior as a feminist victory.
MAR 5, 2019
Ha! SHORT: I ain’t trying to do those 3 years.
SPILL THAT DELICIOUS TEA, MIKEY!
Impeach the motherf****r
In the words of Patti LaBelle…..
Lyin’ azz trick
When will this bish get locked up?
Uh huh 😒
August J. Pollak (@AugustJPollak) Tweeted:
It’s amazing how on the same day Trump is refusing to give Democrats investigative documents and 1/6 of all judges are now rammed-through Trump nominees, there remain people who think Democrats need to just return things to “fairness.”
Evil Azz Demons 😠😈😡
BallsOut (@bjcreigh) Tweeted:
As of March 1, ICE was detaining 16 infants in Texas.
12 were released. All were ill.
Is this really what we’ve become? https://twitter.com/bjcreigh/status/1102991772727296000?s=17
Where is the lie?
Uh huh 😒
Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) Tweeted:
After two years of Congress abdicating its constitutional oversight responsibility for overtly partisan reasons, we’ve had two months of oversight of the most corrupt POTUS in history and some pundits who breathlessly covered Benghazi ask if it’s too much. The answer is no. Next.
I ♥️ Ted Lieu
Uh huh 😒😒
Uh huh 😒
Please! We all know that hooping & hollering was because they just knew the BLACK GUY would spend ALL THEIR HARD-EARNED $$$ AND GIVE IT TO THE BLACKS!
Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊