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’?
Trump had revenue of at least $434 million in 2018, saw drop in Mar-a-Lago money, new filing reveals
President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure report shows he had at least $434 million in revenue last year, but saw a drop in money coming from his Florida luxury resort Mar-a-Lago. The report, released Thursday, is required to be filed annually with the Government Ethics Office. Continue reading TRUMP’s FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Golden House, Net worth, Income, Golden Bike, Car, Private jet, Helicopter & Lifestyle
Trump seeks tales of social media bias – and your phone number//Jon Allsop,CJR
President Donald Trump has long railed against social media sites for what he says is their politically biased censoring of conservative voices, and now he’s looking for proof.
The White House on Wednesday released a tool that invites people who’ve been censored on social media and who suspect political bias as the cause to “share your story with President Trump.” Continue reading White House creates tool for people to report alleged social media bias
Donald Trump Jr. Caves: Faces Senate On Russia Collusion Probe//Crimson Tazvinzwa
Trump Jr. will testify to the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee next month but Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he should ignore the Senate subpoena. That even shocked a conservative legal analyst. Lawrence O’Donnell says Graham’s statements “violated his oath of office.”
House Democrats are launching a new investigation into President Trump’s lawyers and whether they helped to obstruct the Russia investigation by “shaping false testimony”, after Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen testified that Trump’s lawyers helped edit his congressional testimony. Democrats also say former White House Counsel Don McGahn could face contempt if he fails to testify before Congress next week. Continue reading Senator Graham wants Trump Jr. to ignore Senate subpoenas
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. And that. And that as well. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator unveiled the 12th major policy proposal of her presidential run, a $100bn plan to combat the opioid crisis.
Warren’s reputation as the ideas generator has gained widespread attention. But she is not the only candidate for the Democratic nomination who has white papers to flaunt.
In the last few days, Bernie Sanders has rolled out a package of proposals to “rebuild rural America” and released legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. Kamala Harris has come out with a bill to financially assist public defenders. Cory Booker has proposed sweeping reforms to the nation’s gun laws. Kirsten Gillibrand has vowed to only nominate supreme court justices who would uphold Roe v Wade. Amy Klobuchar has laid out a $100bn plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental healthcare. Continue reading Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’