HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Congress to probe 'rogue'...

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:06 PM

Congress to probe 'rogue' actions of Trump's Justice Dept, Pelosi says

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Congress will probe “rogue” actions by the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.

That review will run in parallel with an investigation by the department's own internal watchdog into its moves to subpoena phone records of Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, as part of a probe into leaks of classified information.

The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump's personal and political interests ahead of the law.

"The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. This is just another manifestation of their rogue activity," Pelosi told CNN's "State of the Union."

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/congress-probe-rogue-actions-trumps-justice-dept-pelosi-says-2021-06-13/

8 replies, 1591 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:09 PM

1. Unfortunately, because of the Senate makeup, the republicans can block any subpoena of Barr

and Sessions

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:31 PM

2. barr, rosenstein, and sessions, will (continue to) lie to protect dear-leader

Assuming you (JohnSJ) are stating the 'truth', then something 'else' (whatever that might be = ???) must be implemented in a solid effort to compel them to testify. However, I am relatively certain that while rosenstein and sessions may spill the(their) beans, barr will continue to lie and obfuscate until the day he die(s).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wyn borkins (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:48 PM

3. If they want to voluntarily appear, the republicans won't be able to stop that. It is only

if they have to issue a subpoena, the republicans can block that

I agree with what you are saying

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnSJ (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:59 PM

5. You are correct,

it isn't just about stonewalling subpoenas though, nothing will get out of committee in a Senate investigation.

I keep hearing that the House can't investigate because of a conflict of interest, I say, where is that in writing. If this is just investigated by the Senate it will be another waste of time.

Also, the IG investigation will probably take at least a year to complete.

I am not a patient person.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 01:32 PM

7. Senate Republicans can not block Congressional inquiries

If the Senate wants to investigate also, the House can not stop them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:32 PM

8. As I understand it the Senate republicans can block a subpoena because the Snate judiciary is

50/50

The House doesn’t have that restrictions

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:49 PM

4. I like the idea of Barr being probed.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 01:11 PM

6. They were not "rogue" actions. They were ordered by those in charge. Sessions, Rosenstein and Barr.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread