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Democrats Reportedly Have a ‘Subpoena Cannon’ Aimed at Over 85 Trump Targets

Democrats Reportedly Have a ‘Subpoena Cannon’ Aimed at Over 85 Trump Targets

I guess legislation is out the window.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1049324791243661313

Back in September, Axios reported that the Democrats already had an agenda set for the possibility of the party taking over the House.

Well, that happened last Tuesday and now Axios disclosed that the agenda will see the light of day as the Democrats prepare a “subpoena cannon” aimed at over 85 people in President Donald Trump’s sphere.

These subpoenas will not come out at once. Democrat California Rep. Adam Schiff, who will take over the House Intelligence Committee, told Axios that the committee will “prioritize what they view as the most pressing topics, which he says range from Trump’s potential business dealings with Russia to where things currently stand with North Korea.”

The previous report from Axios listed these possible targets:

  • President Trump’s tax returns
  • Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
  • Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
  • The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
  • James Comey’s firing
  • Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys
  • Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings
  • White House staff’s personal email use
  • Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
  • Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
  • Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance
  • Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
  • The travel ban
  • Family separation policy
  • Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
  • Election security and hacking attempts
  • White House security clearances

Other possible investigations: Trump’s pardons, firing of Jeff Sessions, appointing Matt Whitacker as acting Attorney General, the FBI’s investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, profits from the Trump International Hotel in DC, and politicizing the military.

Schiff would also like the committee to investigate Trump attacking the press, mainly The Washington Post and CNN.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) will take over the Appropriations Committee and she wants “to investigate Trump’s decision to initiate the Space Force — among a slew of topics already” listed above.

I wouldn’t doubt if the Democrats push through the 64 subpoenas they already tried to get through with the House under Republican control.

The Republicans still control the Senate and picked up a few more seats. Trump threatened the Democrats that “he would turn the tables and leverage his party’s Senate majority to investigate Democrats if they go that route.” At a news conference, Trump told the press that he’s “better at that game than they are, actually, but we’ll find out.”

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Nothing there looks very dangerous. Just harassment, and pretty lightweight harassment at that.

b/c they’re lightweights!

Yawn. Have fun Nancy. Maybe you can spend late nights talking scandal to little Chuckie Todd or Mr. #meToo Charlie Rose. No one cares outside the lunatic fringe and the press. Oh wait, the press is part of the lunatic fringe. Sorry

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to dystopia. | November 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    You mean those shows such as the comedy on NBC known as
    “Press the Meet” too don’t you?

    dunce1239 in reply to dystopia. | November 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Lawfare is an adjunct to legislation because they often own the judges. Judges are not supposed to be owned?? Says who??

Bucky Barkingham | November 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

The less they legislate the less our democracy is threatened.

Hate Trumps love. Anyone who claims the Democrats are anything but based on hatred should be locked away in a mental institution.

And I am disgusted with the American people for giving this party of hatred power.

Maybe now that Sessions has gone home the Justice Dept. can do a little investigating of their own.

James Clapper openly lied to Congress about NSA domestic spying on private citizens. Anything happened to him as a consequence? The House lacks the power to be anything other than a nuisance to the POTUS. I can’t wait for them to pass the progressive laundry list of issues that won’t go anywhere thanks to the Senate roadblock.

as if anything they might pass will get through the Senate…

or Trump’s veto.

    Edward in reply to redc1c4. | November 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    They aren’t looking to pass anything, just conduct investigations, with unverified leaks which the MSM will broadcast 24/7/365.

    Disco Stu_ in reply to redc1c4. | November 13, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Is there still one of those uncompleted federal “budget” “deadlines” still lurking out there in the near future? Or a debt “ceiling” needing to be extended?

    (If not, I apologize. May have lost focus during the endless election [email protected] Now that I think about it, that could have been their intent.)

They forgot to investigate why Trump puts Ketchup on steak… That has to be a high crime or misdemeanor.

All Trump…All the Time. This will make the McCarthy Era quiet and peaceful. The irony… there were Communists in the government then…. there are Communists in the government now..same party.

    iconotastic in reply to alaskabob. | November 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    The primary difference is that there are no Democrats with any decency. One can no more expect integrity and class from a Democrat than from a dung beetle. Democrats should be viewed as comparable to malaria or smallpox.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to alaskabob. | November 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Joe was 150% correct.

CaliforniaJimbo | November 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

How can the Congress enforce a subpoena? DOj correct? If that’s the case then good luck on getting any response.
Didn’t the house hold Eric holder in contempt of Congress ? What impact did that have on him? Nada

From the Urban Dictionary – Dog and pony show: An elaborate act of bullshit, generally used to distract attention away from the sheer uselessness of the actual project or act.

They know they can’t stop President Trump with better ideas, so they start their dog and pony show. It’s all they’ve got!

Not sure how this would work. The House sends subpoenas to the Trump Administration. They ignore them. They refer them to the DoJ. The DoJ ignores them. Rinse and repeat. Which is what we saw with the Obama Administration and DoJ.

While most see the Democrats threats as nothing more than a nuisance I see a real problem. Set aside the outside threat of our enemies taking this as an opportunity to attact while the government is bogged down in a powrr struggle. The Dim-whits are trying for one of three outcomes.1)Force the President to resign or be forced to spend his fortune on legal fees. 2) Destroy anyone associated with the President. 3)Provoke the President into some kind of action that the media can use to convince the the American people that Trump is unfit to remain in office.
Never underestimate the power of corrupt people desperate to regain power.

The warlock trial must progress.

Trump should tell the Dems ‘NO’.

This is quite obviously what the majority in a number of states wanted. Now they have it and the nation will be the lesser for it. What a surprise…NOT.

I wonder just how many Democrat congresscritters are as corrupt as Waters. Maybe a few FBI investigations will bear fruit among the Democrat ‘leadership’.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to iconotastic. | November 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    ALL!!!

    You want the long, in-depth analysis answer to your question instead of the short one?

    ALL OF THEM ARE 100% CORRUPT!

Morning Sunshine | November 12, 2018 at 5:25 pm

honestly, this list:
President Trump’s tax returns
Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
James Comey’s firing
Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys
Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings
White House staff’s personal email use
Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance
Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
The travel ban
Family separation policy
Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
Election security and hacking attempts
White House security clearances

half of those could easily go the other way – want to investigate Candidate Trumps dealings with Russia, fine – but have the DOJ investigate ALL the candidates dealings with Russia
Hurricane response – sure, make the whole boondoggle totally public
Put the EPA on front and center for C-SPAN coverage and how anti-science the left’s Climate Change is. Ditto the transgender ban.

Trump is good at turning the tables on his opponents. I kind of hope the house does this crazy. Plus, bonus, they won’t have time to pass legislation that damages the country.

That cannon will backfire.

With that rat Sessions gone, the DOJ will be firing its own cannon at democrat corruption.

They are a paper tiger. The Obama admin proved that. Just answer their subpoenas with a big middle finger. They have no enforcement ability.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 12, 2018 at 6:10 pm

“Everybody knows now. Even if Trump is not successful at draining the swamp. Trump has been successful at exposing who is a member and how deep the swamp goes.

Once you can see the Emperor has no clothes…then it’s a short trip to everybody laughing at the Emperor.” Tom Luongo

Let’s see if they’re as successful at getting DOJ/FBI documents as the Republicans were.

Grrr8 American | November 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Cueing the Q-philes to tell us that this is all “part of the plan” and to “trust the plan.”

Yep, with the probably assistance of Paul Ryan, the Dems have the House.

Thanks to election fraud, which the GOP establishment (it would seem) was deliberately totally unprepared for, the GOP “Senate majority” is now but one funeral away from dissolution, and in the meantime Susan Collins will determine how “moderate” the Supreme Court nominees will be.

Thanks to that same election fraud, key states such as Georgia and Florida are poised to have Democrat governors, clearing a path for the 2020 Democrat Presidential nominee.

Yeah, “trust the plan.” It increasingly looks like “Q” is a false-flag to make gullible conservatives become complacent, because that Huber sealed-indictment cavalry is just over the hill.

Keeping drinking the Qool-Aid you Q-philes, your “plan” is working great. NOT.

Tell the Dem/Prog alliance to shove the subpoenas. What are they going to do? Arrest him?

It’s Anti-Trump Derangement Disorder.

Obviously, the Democrats have a full schedule. I propose we help them.

For starters, with a Republican House/Senate/President for the next month, there is no problem with passing a full and complete FY2019 budget to clear the schedule up to October of 2019, or EOFY. Budget items cannot be filibustered, and with a majority, it should be bing, bang, boom and done.

Second, we should pass a non-binding FY2020 budget framework to cover the Oct2019-Oct2020 time frame, something with reasonably small increases in each of the seventeen budgets. There’s no way we could get a *real* budget passed for that time frame, but we can put clear lines down where the budget busters intend on trampling, plus it will slow their natural screaming that Republicans want to starve children, beat women, etc…

There, that should do it. Now the Dems will have all sorts of free time to throw subpoenas and complete their FY2020 budget perhaps *before* we reach the end of FY2019 for a change. (Ha!)

Wonderful – with the House tied up in these investigations, and the White House tied up in these investigations, we can all look forward to going back to the days of Harry Ried, Continuing Resolutions, and zero budget discipline.

That’s just great. Maybe we can bankrupt the country quicker than we’d thought.

Democrats are human garbage so the less they do legislatively, the better off the nation as a whole is.

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