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Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:18 PM

 

Senate Judiciary Threatens To Subpoena Trump Jr. To Testify, Cant Be Contacted

The Senate Judiciary Committee has pre-approved subpoenas to force President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to testify if they don’t respond by Friday evening to their invitation to appear next week.

Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said if they do not accept that subpoenas will be issued “almost immediately.”

“We’ve already authorized” the orders, Grassley said, explaining that the committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), had also signed off on the orders in advance. “She and I don’t have to take any action — it’s already been taken.”

The hearing is scheduled to be held publicly will likely to be a contentious affair after it was found out that the young Trump emailed about meeting with a supposed agent of Russia in order to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton during the campaign.

http://news.groopspeak.com/senate-judiciary-threatens-to-subpoena-trump-jr-to-testify-cant-be-contacted/

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Reply Senate Judiciary Threatens To Subpoena Trump Jr. To Testify, Cant Be Contacted (Original post)
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 OP
Gothmog Jul 2017 #1
atreides1 Jul 2017 #2
George II Jul 2017 #9
kerry-is-my-prez Jul 2017 #16
smirkymonkey Jul 2017 #24
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #32
George II Jul 2017 #31
NewJeffCT Jul 2017 #5
Gothmog Jul 2017 #6
NewJeffCT Jul 2017 #17
Gothmog Jul 2017 #21
NewJeffCT Jul 2017 #28
Stonepounder Jul 2017 #10
NewJeffCT Jul 2017 #18
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #33
Gothmog Jul 2017 #22
ToxMarz Jul 2017 #11
Gothmog Jul 2017 #23
vkkv Jul 2017 #27
OnDoutside Jul 2017 #3
trof Jul 2017 #7
volstork Jul 2017 #8
janx Jul 2017 #20
Thrill Jul 2017 #4
Mr.Bill Jul 2017 #12
Binkie The Clown Jul 2017 #13
groundloop Jul 2017 #15
Ilsa Jul 2017 #19
Mr.Bill Jul 2017 #25
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #34
Mr.Bill Jul 2017 #26
Fritz Walter Jul 2017 #14
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #35
Mr. Ected Jul 2017 #29
Amaryllis Jul 2017 #30
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #36

Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:28 PM

1. I am predicting that Donnie Jr will be taking the fifth

I can not imagine letting either Manafort or Donnie Jr. testify

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:36 PM

2. Or drinking several fifths!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 04:51 PM

9. My first thought!

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:41 PM

16. Do any of them drink? I think the Groper is a teetotaler due to his dad & brother being alcoholics.

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Response to kerry-is-my-prez (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:18 PM

24. It's likely that Donnie Jr. is one too. Even though Two Scoops doesn't drink, he has a classic

alcoholic personality. I would really love to see him professionally psychoanalyzed.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:33 PM

32. You are right. He does have that classic alcoholic personality.

 

I was surprised to learn he does not drink.

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Response to kerry-is-my-prez (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 07:21 PM

31. I don't think any of the trumps drink alcohol.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:59 PM

5. I am guessing you're correct

are they allowed to have their lawyers with them when they testify?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 04:19 PM

6. Yes, you can have counsel with you

Most times it does not matter in that when you have counsel all you do is take the 5th

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:57 PM

17. I was a bit young to understand Watergate

when it was going on - however, I have "fond" memories of Ollie North taking the 5th during Iran-Contra and North's whiny lawyer complaining that he's not a potted plant...

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:14 PM

21. I remember Watergate very well

I was in high school but my civics teacher/debate coach was a rabid democrat and we followed the entire proceedings. I was at a major downtown firm during Iran Contra and we had a TV set up in the lunchroom for the North hearings

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:48 PM

28. I was in college during Iran Contra

I worked in my father's small store during the summer to earn extra money, so I had no problems bringing in a small TV to work to watch Iran Contra - I remember the mailman would stop in and watch with me for a little while each day. Pretty sure he was a Democrat.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 04:58 PM

10. You might remind Jr. what his daddy said.

"If you are not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?" Trump said at a campaign rally in Florida in September.

"The mob takes the Fifth Amendment," Trump said at a campaign event in Iowa later that month. "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:58 PM

18. I'm sure this time

will be an exception caused by the Fake News media or something similar.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:39 PM

33. Right. Eom

 

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:15 PM

22. Those rules apply to other people and not to a trump

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:00 PM

11. Donald Trump criticized a particular group of people who invoked that right

Donald Trump criticized a particular group of people who invoked that right: former staff members of Hillary Clinton called on to testify about her setting up a private email server.

“So there are five of them taking the Fifth Amendment, like you see on the mob, right?” he said at another rally in Iowa, though it was three former Clinton staff members who pleaded the Fifth. “The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:16 PM

23. The media would have a fun time with showing these clips next to Donnie Jr. taking the 5th

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:32 PM

27. Is that because "he is a transparent, high quality person" ??

 

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:40 PM

3. Bring him in, in cuffs !

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 04:42 PM

7. Sorry, they'll be French cuffs.

With expensive cufflinks.

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Response to trof (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 04:51 PM

8. Made in China

n/t

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Response to volstork (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

20. And gaudy as hell. n/t

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:44 PM

4. He can run but can't hide

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:03 PM

12. I honestly think

it's just a matter of time until people close to Trump begin to flee the country.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:08 PM

13. Before I read your post...

...I was going to post my guess that he and his co-conspirators would, at some point, start skipping the country.
You beat me to it.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:40 PM

15. I'm waiting for 45* to get off Air-Force 1 in Moscow and not get back on

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Response to groundloop (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:58 PM

19. Could Russia might try to confiscate AF1 if Dolt45 ran for it

to Moscow? Seems like it might be an act of war. What would Pence do? Would the House finally impeach him immediately?

Someone needs to work on a plot for a similar scenario.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:28 PM

25. If they would keep him in Russia

I would be okay with making the plane a gift.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:41 PM

34. They can have the plane, lol, I hear you. Eom

 

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:30 PM

26. I've noticed from the beginning he is surrounded by people who are well connected in countries

where we could not easily get to them.

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:37 PM

14. On safari, perhaps

If that's the case, could the Secret Service detachment assigned to protect his narrow ass be ordered to serve -- and enforce -- a subpoena?

Does the sword of privilege cut both ways?

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

35. That is an interesting question. Eom

 

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:53 PM

29. Odd that Junior hasn't contacted the Senate Committee at all

And neither has his lawyer. If they're trying to get his story straight, they might as well give up.

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Response to pirateshipdude (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:56 PM

30. I think those are gonna be open hearings?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

36. That is how I read it. Eom

 

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