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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:36 PM

Where Will Trump's Obstruction Obsession End?

The Mueller report laid out a detailed, multi-pronged case suggesting President Trump obstructed the work of the government’s judicial branch on several occasions. Since the special counsel’s findings were released last week, the administration has been busy trying to obstruct the legislative branch’s authority to provide oversight. Their latest attempt to gum up the works came on Wednesday, when the White House informed the House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that Stephen Miller will not testify before the committee about his role in shaping Trump’s immigration policies.

The rejection is not surprising; in the letter to Cummings, the White House cites precedent for staff to decline testifying before Congress. But as Cummings noted in his request last week, Miller, a senior policy adviser, seems to have an overlarge role in dictating the administration’s approach to the border. “It appears that you are one of the primary moving forces behind some of the most significant — and in my view, troubling — immigration policies coming out of the Trump White House,” Cummings wrote.

The declination comes the same week the White House said it will fight a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee for former White House Counsel Don McGhan to testify. McGhan was referenced repeatedly in the Mueller report, which stated that Trump instructed him to fire Mueller, and then lie about it. “Substantial evidence … supports the conclusion that the President went further and in fact directed McGahn to call Rosenstein to have the Special Counsel removed,” the report read.

On Thursday morning, Trump denied the findings while bashing the report, which he has done incessantly since its release.


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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-obstruction-obsession-827110/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:45 PM

1. It will end when he is stopped by the Courts.

Other than do what they are constitutionally able to do, House democrats can't stop him by themselves, especially with republicans in the Senate shoving their heads up their asses.

Thanks to the "I will vote my principles and Bernie was not nominated so I don't care" people in 2016, Trump has stacked the Courts against justice, unless all the Court liberals stay healthy and Roberts grow a pair. So barring a miracle, we are sort of fucked until the election of 2020, that's if some people don't chose to give Trump a second term, which a number of one candidate's supporters are implying that they will do if they don't get what they demand.

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:47 PM

2. When he chokes on a Big Mac

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