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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:55 PM

Dem Committees Win New Powers To Investigate Trump


BY MIKE LILLIS - 06/11/19 04:26 PM EDT 5,355
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The House voted Tuesday to grant new legal powers to a key committee investigating the Trump administration, handing Democrats another tool in their battle to bore deeper into Robert Mueller's report on Russia's election meddling and potential obstruction by President Trump.

The 229-191 vote broke down strictly along partisan lines with no defectors from either party, highlighting the entrenched divisions on Capitol Hill between Democrats accusing Trump of conducting a "cover-up" related to Mueller's findings, and Republicans fighting to protect their White House ally from what they consider a political "witch hunt" heading into 2020.

The resolution empowers the House Judiciary Committee to go before a federal court in seeking the Department of Justice's (DOJ) compliance with subpoenas for disputed materials and witness testimony. Two figures are named explicitly in the text: Attorney General William Barr, who has refused to release some parts of Mueller's report and the underlying documents; and Don McGhan, the former White House counsel who has defied a Democratic subpoena to appear before the committee.

But in a late-debate twist, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he's reached a deal with DOJ officials to access "Mueller's most important files."

The surprise 11th-hour agreement has tempered some of the long-running tensions between Democrats and the administration. And leading up to the vote on Tuesday, Democratic leaders simultaneously hailed the resolution as a necessary and aggressive expansion of their constitutional oversight powers, while also suggesting they might not ever need to use it.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/448001-dem-committees-win-new-powers-to-investigate-trump

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RCW2014 Jun 11 OP
KittyCatIdiots Jun 11 #1
SickOfThisMess Jun 11 #2
KittyCatIdiots Jun 11 #3
BigKahunna2.0 Jun 11 #4
batcat Jun 11 #5
Gunslinger201 Jun 12 #6

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:00 PM

2. LOL @ the russian troll....

"Dem Committees" comprise one-sixth (that's 16%, fella) of our government's "powers"

Stuff that in your pipe, jew hater!

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:19 PM

4. Looks like cry baby alerted on you. I vote no hide

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:55 PM

5. The hell with the nation and solving the problems it faces. ...

Your wonderful Democratic Party is totally focused on finding a way to remove Trump from office before he makes America great again.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:13 AM

6. Meanwhile John Durham is hard at work




See who produces indictments first

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