With US Senate Republicans firmly opposed to convicting an impeached Donald Trump and with a Attorney General firmly in reigns at the Justice Department and acting like Trump’s personal lawyer?
Democrats appear powerless to mount any effort to question a President Trump, or anyone that ever worked for or with him…
Trump’s lawyers have in effect a stonewalling that so far is having Democrats talking…
But unable to dos much else as Donald Trump gets ready to try and squeeze out a second term…
“As we get into the real campaign, as Democrats land on a candidate . . . all the focus is going to be there rather than on impeachment,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). He added, though, that there was a flip side to waiting to counter Trump’s stonewalling — calling it an “obvious attempt to run out the clock.”
“And if he were to somehow run out the clock and win, then you go back to the old argument: ‘Look, the voters decided on this,’ ” he said.
Many senior Democrats are hopeful the courts will come to their rescue. A federal judge earlier this week expressed skepticism about Trump’s effort to block his accounting firm from turning over years of financial records to a House panel. The judge promised a quick decision.
But even if the judge acts swiftly in Democrats’ favor, it stands as a legal victory for just one subpoena out of dozens that have been ignored by Trump and his administration.
Should Democrats try to litigate all of those in court, they could face months, if not years, in limbo as their probes languish, experts say. House Republicans in 2012 held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents pertaining to a gunrunning investigation. The GOP House sued him in civil court to try to get a judge to force compliance, but it took seven years for both parties to settle the case.
It’s one reason some House Democrats have started talking about inherent contempt, a rare step in which the House instructs the sergeant at arms to take an individual into custody for congressional proceedings.
Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), a member of the House Oversight Committee, said that a dragged-out court fight is exactly why it’s vital that House Democrats “short-circuit that time frame.” Democrats on the investigative panels, he said, are not only talking about $20,000-plus fines but also moves to try to disbar lawyers who don’t cooperate with their probes, like McGahn.
“I would say the sentiment for something like this has been growing ” he said. “Our base is furious with the defiance of the Trump administration and absolutely expects us to respond forcefully.”
On Thursday, however, Pelosi notably sidestepped a chance to endorse those ideas…
Democratic leaders are supporting House Speaker Pelosi in falling back to a long game effort to remove Trump from office…
She and the other lawmakers are continuing to push for continued investigations too unearth negative’s about Trump and Trump himself digging a hole….
And Democrat running against him next year will be following Joe Biden’s script now in attacking Trump’s actions while in office….
By this time next year Trump’s problems with immigration, trade, healthcare and other things he’s needs from Congress may sink his poll numbers even lower then the current low 40%’s…
Donald Trump HAS shown the power of the modern day American Presidency….