Donald Trump will go down in history as the President in modern history that showed more and more the power of the Presidency…And looked at himself as ‘private’ person…Not a government employee….
While Republicans complained during the Obama years ….
With his unabashed political control over the workings of the government, and a disregard for the norm’s and past political and ethical boundaries Trump has done ‘his thing’…..
Congress, now divided with the House majority of the Democrats is almost powerless to reign Trump back in ….
Democrats are going to the only stop that seems to have worked since Trump has become President ….
Judges and the Courts….
But there is worry even in do this….
Decisions from this back and forth could rewrite the very way America ‘s government works….
“It is unprecedented,” said Charles Tiefer, a former longtime House lawyer who is now a University of Baltimore law professor. “The challenges for the House counsel ebb and flow over time, but this is like nothing else in history.”
The consequences of the specific disputes could be significant. In the short term, they could determine whether House Democrats are able to drag information to light about Mr. Trump that could lead to his impeachment or damage his re-election prospects. And potential decisions by the higher courts could clarify the long-ambiguous line between a president’s secrecy power and Congress’s oversight authority — determining whether future presidents can systematically stonewall congressional subpoenas.
But the broader phenomenon is also significant.
As an immediate matter, the surge in litigation is a consequence of Mr. Trump’s norm-busting presidency. House Democrats are looking for additional venues through which to take him on — or, in some cases, fighting lawsuits that the president filed against Congress himself to try to block lawmakers from obtaining information about him from entities outside the federal government. But it is also bringing into clearer view how, over the past generation, Congress was already starting to go to court more often than had been the historical norm, as political compromise gave way to deadlock amid growing partisan polarization.
“The blanket refusal to comply with any legitimate process has forced us to go to court to validate Congress’s power of oversight,” he said. “If we don’t, we are at risk of losing that power, and that would be a tragedy for the country because it would take any limit off the executive.”…
Beyond immediate political consequences, legal specialists said that the fate of the litigation wave might carry broader implications for Congress’s ability to counterbalance the presidency in the future, regardless of which party was in power….