Chairman of House Judiciary Committee prepares subpoena for acting Attorney General just in case he is less than honest during testimony.

By |2019-02-05T13:14:59-08:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

I think this is a fine idea.

Courtesy of CNN:

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will mark up a subpoena for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, which Chairman Jerry Nadler says will be drafted so he has it in his back pocket if Whitaker won’t answer the committee’s questions.

Whitaker is scheduled to appear before the panel for a public hearing Friday. Nadler, a New York Democrat, said he had scheduled the subpoena markup “in an abundance of caution” to ensure Whitaker testifies and doesn’t rely on executive privilege to avoid answering questions.

“To be clear, I hope never to use this subpoena,” Nadler said in a statement. “Weeks ago, we gave Mr. Whitaker a list of questions we hope to ask him about his communications with the White House and his refusal to recuse himself from oversight of the special counsel’s investigation. If he appears on time and ready to answer those questions, the subpoena will be entirely unnecessary.”

The text of Nadler’s subpoena has not been made public. It’s likely to depend on how and if Whitaker responds to Nadler’s letter sent last month asking him to inform the committee whether President Donald Trump plans to invoke executive privilege to avoid answering a host of questions.

“The committee will not accept your declining to answer any question on the theory that the President may want to invoke his privileges in the future,” Nadler wrote. “The President should consider any matter involving assertion of executive privilege prior to your testimony. Short of a direct and appropriate invocation of executive privilege, I will expect you to answer these questions fully and to the best of your knowledge.”

Of course, the Republicans on the committee are crying foul, but I think it would almost be malpractice if the Democratic majority did not use these tools. 

Let’s face it the defining quality of this Trump Administration is its complete lack of respect for truth. 

Quite literally every member of this Administration, whether they are cabinet members, family members, or simply White House staff, lies constantly. 

Without the threat of a possible subpoena, I would trust virtually nothing that a member of the Trump Administration said, even while testifying to Congress or the Senate. 

I actually think we can gauge how much Matt Whitaker is lying by the amount of flop sweat that drips from his forehead. 

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2 Comments

  1. RaT$ February 6, 2019 at 8:20 am

    https://www.salon.com/2019/02/06/final-stages-of-the-russia-probe-trump-is-under-assault-from-all-directions/

    This week’s federal subpoenas were broad and included possible charges of conspiracy against the U.S., false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, inaugural committee disclosure violations, and violations of laws that prohibiting contributions from foreign nations and contributions in the name of another person, a practice also known as “straw donors.”
    “Allen Weisselberg, the company’s CFO, is already cooperating under an immunity agreement in the Michael Cohen campaign finance case, and probably has some good stories to tell. Perhaps this explains the recent reporting that Trump has been pressuring Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, asking “why more wasn’t being done to control prosecutors in New York” and suggesting they were “going rogue.”

    https://www.salon.com/2019/02/06/final-stages-of-the-russia-probe-trump-is-under-assault-from-all-directions/

  2. Where the actual fuck do they find these people February 6, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    This guy seems to be a real tool!

    https://www.queerty.com/acting-attorney-general-helped-market-toilet-well-endowed-men-20181115

    “We already knew that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. Attorney General installed after Jeff Sessions’ firing, is anti-LGBTQ. But apparently he was also on the advisory board for a fraudulent company that marketed a “masculine toilet” for “well-endowed men.”

    According to Mother Jones, during November 2014, the Miami-based firm World Patent Marketing (WPM) announced its intention to develop a toilet with a deeper bowl “which prevents contact from male genitalia with potentially unsanitary surfaces of the toilet bowl by preventing contact.”

    The toilet’s press release said, “The average male genitalia is between 5″ and 6″. However, this invention is designed for those of us who measure longer than that. I estimate that a 12″ distance is adequate enough for most well-endowed men… An ‘extra long’ [XL] version can always be created if needed.”

    The press release also mentioned that Whitaker had recently joined WPM’s advisory board. “

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