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drray23

(7,686 posts)
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:24 PM Mar 2022

Imagine the potential showdown if Ginni Thomas is subpoenaed.

by the 1/6 committee and she refuses to show up. If it gets referred to justice and then ends up in court , her husband could potentially rule on it.. Take about a conflict of interest.

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Imagine the potential showdown if Ginni Thomas is subpoenaed. (Original Post) drray23 Mar 2022 OP
Assuming Merrick Garland Does Anything With The Referral nt SoCalDavidS Mar 2022 #1
That may be the time for inherent contempt and hold her in the bowels of the capitol. Bev54 Mar 2022 #2
What showdown? SoonerPride Mar 2022 #3
Isn't it sad to know that Bettie Mar 2022 #4
It is indeed sad SoonerPride Mar 2022 #5
I was told to be patient, gab13by13 Mar 2022 #12
It would certainly be an interesting and sticky situation Walleye Mar 2022 #6
We have no choice in the matter of whether or not these things go unsnswered. Chainfire Mar 2022 #10
So we should just give up? Walleye Mar 2022 #11
Give up doing something about it or give up talking about it? Chainfire Mar 2022 #14
I think in a democracy forming and expressing an opinion is participation Walleye Mar 2022 #15
What Democracy? Put your, and my, opinions on a scale opposite a fat check and see which way Chainfire Mar 2022 #17
Well, the young people are going to have to step up. I'm too old to do much more fighting Walleye Mar 2022 #18
Me too, but there is a tradition that goes back thousands of years that old men send Chainfire Mar 2022 #22
I have said that when Hillary lost I felt like my whole life had been for nothing Walleye Mar 2022 #24
I know exactly what you mean! Chainfire Mar 2022 #25
So many cynics said we would never live to get Social Security and then it would be broke Walleye Mar 2022 #26
I don't see the benefit of interviewing those feeding the criminal cabal bucolic_frolic Mar 2022 #7
From the emails I would say she was a part of it and helping to orchestrate , not just feeding it. Autumn Mar 2022 #8
ginny says F.U. -- orleans Mar 2022 #9
Has anyone actually seen Clarance Thomas Farmer-Rick Mar 2022 #13
Good question. But I think he's just messing with us Walleye Mar 2022 #16
He maybe trolling us Farmer-Rick Mar 2022 #19
Thomas might rule on it, but doubt he'll be in majority. Hoyt Mar 2022 #20
indeed but the very fact he might will be telling. drray23 Mar 2022 #21
Don't like Thomas, but the SC ought to include people Hoyt Mar 2022 #23
I would think that after this his rulings will all be suspect Walleye Mar 2022 #27
call the question! bringthePaine Mar 2022 #28
Starting to sound like... 2naSalit Mar 2022 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author bringthePaine Mar 2022 #30

Bettie

(16,451 posts)
4. Isn't it sad to know that
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:36 PM
Mar 2022

a congressional subpoena is 100% optional.

Our system works as long as both sides agree that rules and laws are a thing. Right now only one side believes in those things.

gab13by13

(22,644 posts)
12. I was told to be patient,
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:04 PM
Mar 2022

1. It takes time to line up ducks.
2. Would have to turn over to the defendant all of the secret discovery information that is plastered all over the news.
3. May take longer because DOJ is digging so deep that it is uncovering more crimes.
4. I am just an internet dummy who doesn't understand why it takes so long to indict.

Robert Mueller indicted or got guilty pleas from 34 people and 3 companies in 3 months, and he laid out the evidence to indict Donald Trump for election campaign finance violations (individual one) (statute of limitations now expired) and evidence for obstruction of justice.

Walleye

(32,101 posts)
6. It would certainly be an interesting and sticky situation
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:39 PM
Mar 2022

I think that’s a good reason to do it. We can’t let these things go unanswered

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
10. We have no choice in the matter of whether or not these things go unsnswered.
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:48 PM
Mar 2022

No one is going to call the wife of a SC Justice to testify, it is not the way it works. There are two classes of people in this country, those who are subject to the rule of law and those who are above it. We should be understanding that by now. We can moan and complain about it, but there is nothing we can do to change it short of starting over from scratch.

You get all of the justice that you can afford.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
14. Give up doing something about it or give up talking about it?
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:12 PM
Mar 2022

There is a path to change, but it is not through our current system. Our current system is so corrupt as to be self-sustaining. The path to change would not be pretty and I don't think that we have the stomach for it, so we will just complain about and learn to live with it.

To give up insinuates that you have offered resistance and failed. Most of us are too busy trying to get through our lives to offer any resistance. We just aren't the Rebels that our founders were. Maybe, one day, we will get mad enough to throw the King's tea into the bay again, but I am not holding my breath.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
17. What Democracy? Put your, and my, opinions on a scale opposite a fat check and see which way
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:27 PM
Mar 2022

the balance falls.

We had the start on making our government work for the people when we ended the war in Viet Nam, but we let it get away from us, we let the bad guys take over, and now we will not retrieve it with our opinions or our votes.

Look at where we have been, look at where we are today and you can predict where we will be tomorrow. We are moving away from Democracy at an alarming pace. Expressing an opinion is fine and I am glad that we can do that today, but who knows about tomorrow. They are burning books and trying to end legal abortions, hate is becoming mainstream, unrestricted gun laws are blossoming, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, we have lunatics in the House of Representatives and Nazis marching in the streets.

I is going to take more than expressing opinions to put us back on the right path.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
22. Me too, but there is a tradition that goes back thousands of years that old men send
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:04 PM
Mar 2022

the young ones off to fight before they get old enough to say, "HELL NO" So I will just act out my role.

The Truth is I don't know what, if anything, will turn us off of our current path towards Fascism. I certainly don' want a civil war; that would be the bloodiest, most destructive battle that could be imagined and the only winners would be our enemies overseas who would step in to help us keep the peace after we had sufficiently thinned ourselves out.

I am glad that I am old and will be checking out soon; it is a hell of a feeling believing that you have lost the country that you love. It is easy to just try to blame the goddamn Republicans, but as Jimmy finally figured out, "Its our own damn fault."

Walleye

(32,101 posts)
24. I have said that when Hillary lost I felt like my whole life had been for nothing
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:17 PM
Mar 2022

Now I’m just trying to stay alive long enough to spend my hard-earned Social Security

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
25. I know exactly what you mean!
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:28 PM
Mar 2022

I may hang around longer than I really want to just to stick it to Uncle Sam! I like sleeping in every day and getting a check every month. I love to poke it to my hard-working right-wing neighbors that I am spending their hard earned money that they are paying in, and that they will probably never see a dime of it when they get old. Dog gone if I don't love entitlements.

Walleye

(32,101 posts)
26. So many cynics said we would never live to get Social Security and then it would be broke
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:31 PM
Mar 2022

Hang in there

bucolic_frolic

(44,593 posts)
7. I don't see the benefit of interviewing those feeding the criminal cabal
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:41 PM
Mar 2022

They should focus on the orchestrators. Indictments are what solve this mess. Then Clarence probably won't have to rule at all.

orleans

(34,285 posts)
9. ginny says F.U. --
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 06:47 PM
Mar 2022

the committee does one of 2 things:

either shrugs, says "okay...whatever" & goes home
or
goes after ginny legally

case goes to supreme court

clarence refuses to recuse his bitter "i need to go back to the hospital" self

& rules: "poopsey doesn't have to go anywhere near that horrible committee if she doesn't want to"

Farmer-Rick

(10,560 posts)
13. Has anyone actually seen Clarance Thomas
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:10 PM
Mar 2022

Since his release from the hospital? Are there any images?

Just wondering.......

Walleye

(32,101 posts)
16. Good question. But I think he's just messing with us
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:15 PM
Mar 2022

It’s a shame that a Supreme Court justice is just another right wing troll

Farmer-Rick

(10,560 posts)
19. He maybe trolling us
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 07:48 PM
Mar 2022

But the GOP lies more often then I change my socks and Ginni is an even crazier version of them. We'll see if we'll see him...

drray23

(7,686 posts)
21. indeed but the very fact he might will be telling.
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:02 PM
Mar 2022

That is, will he even recuse himself ? In a situation like this, if he does not it will put even more nails in the coffin of an apolitical Supreme Court. This might renew calls for expanding it.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
23. Don't like Thomas, but the SC ought to include people
Sun Mar 27, 2022, 08:06 PM
Mar 2022

who come from every political background.

It’s hard to expect impartiality when GOPers and Democrats seem to have litmus tests. I prefer Democrats’ expectations, though.

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