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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:27 AM

Monday ruling on freedom to speak to House!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-witnesses-idUSKBN1XY093

Legal experts say U.S. court ruling on White House counsel could encourage witnesses to talk in impeachment probe

(Reuters) - A court ruling expected on Monday could give cover to former national security advisor John Bolton and other administration officials to cooperate in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, legal experts said.

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington said she would rule by Monday in a lawsuit by a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking to compel former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify in the probe.

Brown Jackson, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, suggested during oral arguments in October that she would rule in favor of the House. The Trump administration has argued that the U.S. Constitution does not give Congress power to compel testimony from senior members of the executive branch.

A judge rejected a similar argument in 2008 in a fight over a subpoena issued to former President George W. Bush’s White House counsel.

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Reply Monday ruling on freedom to speak to House! (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 OP
Joinfortmill Nov 2019 #1
regnaD kciN Nov 2019 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #4
kentuck Nov 2019 #3

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:30 AM

1. Should set Trump off

Bigly.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:45 AM

2. I assume, though...

...that if she does, Trump will simply appeal the whole thing all the way to SCOTUS, who may rule on it in 2022.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:14 AM

4. Ya what happened to the argument that we would

be in a much better legal position if we declare formal impeachment?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 06:39 AM

3. Let us hope this is a turning point.

It could be a big story.

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