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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:16 PM

House panel chair Elijah Cummings accuses Trump of 'massive' obstruction; Trump vows to fight

The Republican president ordered officials not to obey legal requests from the Democratic-led House of Representatives, which is carrying out multiple investigations of his administration, including his tax returns, White House security clearances and the probe of Russian interference in U.S. politics.

“President Trump and Attorney General (William) Barr are now openly ordering federal employees to ignore congressional subpoenas and simply not show up - without any assertion of a valid legal privilege,” Representative Elijah Cummings, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement.

“This is a massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction,” Cummings added, warning federal employees to “think very carefully about their own legal interests” in refusing to comply with the panel’s requests.

The president vowed to resist every subpoena from House Democrats investigating his administration and to fight any effort by them to impeach him. Trump’s removal from office is most unlikely barring a change of heart by his fellow Republicans, who hold a majority in the U.S. Senate.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/trump-vows-to-resist-democratic-probes-were-fighting-all-the-subpoenas-idUSKCN1S01KA

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Reply House panel chair Elijah Cummings accuses Trump of 'massive' obstruction; Trump vows to fight (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 OP
mahina Apr 2019 #1
Evolve Dammit Apr 2019 #19
mahina May 2019 #24
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #2
appal_jack Apr 2019 #7
ginnyinWI Apr 2019 #16
Perseus Apr 2019 #17
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #20
appal_jack Apr 2019 #22
spanone Apr 2019 #3
triron Apr 2019 #4
Cold War Spook Apr 2019 #5
RKP5637 Apr 2019 #6
JimGinPA Apr 2019 #8
ffr Apr 2019 #11
cstanleytech Apr 2019 #9
leftieNanner Apr 2019 #12
BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #10
MyOwnPeace Apr 2019 #18
Moostache Apr 2019 #13
patphil Apr 2019 #14
murielm99 Apr 2019 #15
triron Apr 2019 #21
triron Apr 2019 #23

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:28 PM

1. Bless Elijah Cummings forever.

What a hero, what a leader , what a contrast

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Response to mahina (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:02 PM

19. A true American hero.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #19)

Thu May 2, 2019, 12:14 AM

24. Indeed, in deed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:28 PM

2. Time to start formal impeachment investigation hearings, like Hillary said yesterday. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:37 PM

7. An impeachment of Barr would be a good 1st step. k&r, nt

 

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:41 PM

16. Yes since he's the chief law enforcement person in the nation,

No arrests will be going out until he's replaced!

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:47 PM

17. Agree, he needs to go 1st

What a crook that Barr is.

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:45 PM

20. We need to spend our impeachment resources on the apex of the evil: Trump.

Doing so ensnares all his flying monkeys.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:02 PM

22. I support this idea if done soon, well, and with DETAILED public hearings.

 

I could see televised and streamed Congressional investigations and hearings for the whole summer, building upon testimony after testimony, starting with Papadopoulis and on up to Trump family, and in-parallel from Preet Bharara and Comey to Rod Rosenstein and Sessions, etc. Culminate in a subpoena of Trump in September and then full impeachment charges in October. Leave no stone unturned, and make the collusion, corruption, obstruction, and all other possible charges comprehensive.

-app

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:31 PM

3. Send the Marshalls

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:50 PM

4. OK Cummings, your move. make it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:06 PM

5. A few arrests should change some minds about showing up.

 

These people will not do well in jail.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:09 PM

6. tRump, a Domestic Terrorist and wannabee Dictator!!! n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:42 PM

8. Lock Them Up!



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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:18 PM

11. +1 Now!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:01 PM

9. The House needs to use its power of the purse to cut off all but essential services to the White

House and the Trump family.
That should also include funding any travel expenses for the SS to anywhere other than to the White House which means Trumps Margo trips will not be happening unless its without the SS.
If they still will not cave then slowly cut the funding to varies deep red states that have Trump supporting Senators.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:18 PM

12. We need to play hard ball

At this point, there is no way to coerce any good behavior out of these ass holes. Contempt of Congress. Arrests. And close the wallet. I especially like the idea of not funding the SS except in Washington DC. No more golf weekends, Trumpie! ...haz a sad...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:13 PM

10. Contempt of Congress...go directly to jail, do not pass GO.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:50 PM

18. Yeah, but

their "campaigns" will still get their "$200" (more like $200,000) thanks to supporters like big oil and the NRA.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:20 PM

13. Imprison them all....they'll crack in 15 minutes...

GOP "tough guys" like Trump are inherently cowards. His followers are even more cowardly!

For grins, march them through a general population, hard core prison exercise yard and have the cons give them the "New Meat stare"...they'll shit themselves and be BEGGING to testify before the end of the yard is reached...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:30 PM

14. Trump is so sure that nothing he does will result in a Senate vote to remove him from office

that he is openly engaging in obstruction of the House.
He is pretty much daring them to impeach him so he can watch his lackies in the Senate give him a free pass.
His arrogance and contempt for the constitution is mind boggling.
I think he already believes he's president for life.
This mess will probably stretch into next year and promises to be the biggest issue in the 2020 election.
I don't see how Trump can get re-elected if he continues to defy to rule of law.
I have faith in the American Voters.
This is way over the top, even for him.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:36 PM

15. Throw their asses in jail.

That is what they would do to us.

(Susan McDougal)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:47 PM

21. Has anything been done yet about it?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:53 AM

23. OK now what?

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