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    Trump's resistance to congressional oversight had a very bad day in court

    Trump’s resistance to congressional oversight had a very bad day in court

    Turns out, there are still some federal judges who care what the law says.
    Ian Millhiser
    May 14, 2019, 1:41 pm


    Judge Amit Mehta is the anti-Scalia. Calm and unfailingly polite. Honest about his concerns and seemingly quite open to the arguments of legal counsel. The hearing Mehta held Tuesday in Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform featured none of the posturing that characterizes so many Supreme Court hearings.

    If you only paid attention to Judge Mehta’s tone, you’d think he was being nice to Trump’s lawyers.

    But the substance of the hearing was a disaster for Trump’s efforts to resist congressional subpoenas digging into his finances. At one point, Mehta warned that, under Trump lawyer William Consovoy’s sweeping legal theory, congressional investigations into Watergate would have been unconstitutional. At another, the judge suggested that Congress might have the inherent power to investigate the president in order to inform the public of potential misconduct.

    Judge Mehta did ask probing questions of Doug Letter, the lawyer defending a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, but the bulk of those questions seemed to be probing how Mehta would write an opinion ruling against Trump — not who should actually prevail.

    Nothing is certain until Mehta releases his opinion (and, even then, that opinion will need to survive appeal). But Judge Mehta appears likely to rule in favor of congressional oversight. More importantly, he seems likely to rule quickly, making it more difficult for Trump to prevent oversight by simply running out the clock.

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    LOL. It's only one court. But.....

    The Jack*sses think they are soooooo smart. And they're working soooooo hard to win the presidency. Wonder what their response is going to be when Republicans give in-kind to the Jack*sses? Committees with Republican majorities will be able to investigate the shit out of the Democrat President and his/her administration. And don't forget the Head Jack*ss won't be able to fart without being sued for polluting.

    Because either they go down and the jack*sses win a long prison sentence for what they have done or else the Jack*ss Party finds out that THEY have made the Presidency into nothing but a meaningless place holder.

    I'm betting long prison sentences because unlike all the lies about President Trump there is actual EVIDENCE inditing the Pig Party and their whores.
    NewJeffCT (52,557 posts)

    1. I think it sounds like

    the judge will rule against Team Trump, but will he lift the stay on the subpoena or will Team Trump need to get the next level court to stop the subpoena?
    kentuck (91,342 posts)

    2. I hope he makes his ruling quickly...

    ...to send a message to other appeal judges that there is no need to make it political. It can be done quickly.
    LOL. We'll remember to repeat this over and over again when the jack*sses are braying and bawling. We're investigating the shit out of your head jack*ss and it's NOT political.

    The more the jack*sses obstruct and lie the more the need will be to indite and try the top assh*les for treason/sedition with execution the sentence for a guilty verdict. It's the ONLY thing that might deter the smug, narcissistic,self righteous, entitled, lying Jack*sses from turning around and doing it again.
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    In this case, there is only one court that matters and we ain't there yet.
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    Trump has been an object of oversight since he walked into the White House. Congress is now trying to take over where Mueller left off, not because any collusion existed--the Dems KNOW it didn't--but because they want to assassinate Trump's character and cause him to lose 2020. Just pure politics at this point. Trump does NOT have to play along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Trump has been an object of oversight since he walked into the White House. Congress is now trying to take over where Mueller left off, not because any collusion existed--the Dems KNOW it didn't--but because they want to assassinate Trump's character and cause him to lose 2020. Just pure politics at this point. Trump does NOT have to play along.
    seems like an abuse of power to me.
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    "Enemy. The word you are looking for is enemy. When the ideals of someone are antithetical to yours, you can say the word "enemy". DUmmy ret5hd Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:10 PM
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