House judiciary chair Nadler accused Donald Trump of multiple crimes on McGahn no show hearing//Crimson Tazvinzwa
The president has directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena and skip a House Judiciary hearing scheduled for Tuesday.
The US House Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on Tuesday with another empty chair at the witness table, as former White House counsel Don McGahn refused to testify.
In a further escalation of a struggle between President Donald Trump and Congress over its power to investigate him, the White House on Monday told McGahn, who left his post in October, to disregard a subpoena from the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee subpoena to appear at the hearing. Continue reading Ex-White House Counsel McGhan defies House Subpoena, Skips Hearing. What now?
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers behind closed doors that Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s attorneys, encouraged him to give untrue information to lawmakers about the Trump Tower project in Moscow, according to transcripts released Monday. Continue reading Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress
Trump’s accountants MUST turn over his financial records, federal judge rules – prompting fury from president who bashes ‘crazy’ ruling and promises to appeal
A United States federal Judge has sided with House Democrats on Subpoena, Orders President Trump’s Former Accountants to turn over financial records
U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his financial records on Monday, arguing;”It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct — past or present — even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry,” Continue reading U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a critic of President Trump who has entertained a run against him in 2020, became the first Republican congressman to say the president “engaged in impeachable conduct” based on the Mueller report.
The Michigan lawmaker, often the lone Trump dissenter on his side of the House aisle, shared his conclusions in a lengthy Twitter threadSaturday after reviewing the full report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
Amash wrote that after reading the 448-page report, he had concluded that not only did Mueller’s team show Trump attempting to obstruct justice, but that Attorney General William P. Barr had “deliberately misrepresented” the findings. He added that “few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report.” Continue reading GOP Rep. Amash: “President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct”
Congress, Bar Barr and Get to the Truth
ROBERT KIDD From Montreal Canada: Concerning BARR: Congress has three formal methods by which it can combat non-compliance with a duly issued subpoena. Each of these methods invokes the authority of a separate branch of government. First, the long dormant inherent contempt power permits Congress to rely on its own constitutional authority to detain and imprison a contemnor until the individual complies with congressional demands. Second, the criminal contempt statute permits Congress to certify a contempt citation to the executive branch for the criminal prosecution of the contemnor. Finally, Congress may rely on the judicial branch to enforce a congressional subpoena. Under this procedure, Congress may seek a civil judgment from a federal court declaring that the individual in question is legally obligated to comply with the congressional subpoena.
Continue reading US AG Defiance: Can Congress show Barr the real ‘bar’?