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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:18 PM

What would happen if Lynch and Comey resist their subpoenas?

I assume they would be held in contempt, but with the Dems taking over in January could they just comply and reduce whatever punishment the GOP doled out? Could the Dems withdraw the subpoenas ? (Sorry if I word this poorly or imprecisely)

Somehow I see these subpoenas as a GOP temper tantrum. Am I missing something?

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:19 PM

1. Can they stall it for 6 weeks?

 

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:21 PM

2. There are Ways to Delay and Run Out the Clock

Skilled attorneys can find legitimate methods to postpone any hearings until the new House is sworn in. Fortunately, Congress gifts themselves with generous holidays, so the number of days they will actually be in session this time of year is greatly reduced.

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 12:18 AM

13. Vacation until recess

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:22 PM

3. Karl Rove was subpoenaed and never showed up.

It can be done and with no punishment.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 06:07 PM

11. I think Condi Rice ignored a supoena. nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 07:51 AM

16. That depends on the president.

Congress (like the courts at the Federal level) possess no innate enforcement mechanism; they have to rely on the Executive Branch to enforce anything they set forth or issue.

The only person who was capable of MAKING Rove show up, was Bush.
And that's why he never did.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:34 PM

4. They must go to court to enforce and I'd very well imagine the judge siding with Lynch/Comey re:

insisting on PUBLIC testimony to be a reasonable compliance offer for the subpoena

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:40 PM

5. THe Holidays Are Here

so it will be slow going in courts if it comes to that. Grandstanding by Badlatte cause there's nothing good about him.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:08 PM

6. Lame duck congress will be busy arranging personal gain.

Pockets must be full when they depart.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:10 PM

7. They will Run the Clock.

This is all about the Tea Party Wing of the Rethugs trying to recruit new members. They just do not get it.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 03:31 PM

8. Demanding it be public is the best solution.

 

Comey does well in public. That's a FU answer.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 04:11 PM

9. Resisting may be exactly what the Pukes want

It gives them a recent event to point to when their own REAL criminals are subpoenaed to say, "the Dems refused ours, so we're refusing theirs". Better to ask for a continuance until January and to make the hearings public.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 04:19 PM

10. The 'pubs are gonna fart fire for the next month.

Throw water on it. Dodge it. Don't feed 'em fart food. Delay, delay, delay. Sometimes simply turn the lights on and let 'em spew.

Not much more we can do.

(But what we don't dare do is ignore it.)

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 08:27 PM

12. It would give Republicans an excuse when they get a subpoena?

Well, we are only doing what the Democrats did, they will say...

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 01:16 AM

14. GOP temper tantrum is an accurate way of looking at it.

Its a laughable request. Very easy to run out the clock using simple excuses and delay tactics with this little time left.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 07:01 AM

15. As long as the hearings are public, they should testify. Comey, for example, could start laughing

and wonder aloud how Hillary's presidency is going since he's accused of helping her during the campaign. Lynch, of course, could work in contacts between Trump and Russians or felons or porn stars or indicted buddies.

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