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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:53 AM

White House snubs to Congress leave Republicans as well as Democrats aghast

Source: CNN

White House snubs to Congress leave Republicans as well as Democrats aghast

By Manu Raju, Alex Rogers and Ted Barrett, CNN
Updated 1214 GMT (2014 HKT) April 15, 2019

(CNN) Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms at the White House's resistance to congressional demands, fearing President Donald Trump is bolstering the power of his office at the expense of Congress.

The White House has stonewalled House Democrats on nearly all aspects of their sprawling investigations into the President, refusing to provide documents as requested by committee chairmen, preventing former White House officials from complying with Democratic demands and fighting subpoenas pertaining to the US Census and the administration's handling of the security clearance process.

All this comes ahead of an already roiling conflict over the release of and redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, which Attorney General William Barr said during a recent, high profile hearing in Congress would be released in the coming days.

Trump has also come into conflict with Republican lawmakers over personnel and legislative strategy. In the past few months, Trump pushed for them to return to the politically risky fight to replace the Affordable Care Act. He considered nominees key Republican senators don't want for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. And he pulled another Ron Vitiello to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Republicans actually liked.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/congress-investigations-white-house/index.html


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Reply White House snubs to Congress leave Republicans as well as Democrats aghast (Original post)
Eugene Apr 15 OP
NewJeffCT Apr 15 #1
SHRED Apr 15 #2
malaise Apr 15 #7
SHRED Apr 15 #3
Eyeball_Kid Apr 15 #4
gratuitous Apr 15 #5
KPN Apr 15 #6
SHRED Apr 15 #8
mr_lebowski Apr 15 #10
mr_lebowski Apr 15 #9
uponit7771 Apr 15 #11

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:55 AM

1. and now we know why the big rush to get extreme RW judges confirmed

to tilt the courts away from the center - where they ended up under Obama - to the right and farther right

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. Republicans "aghast"?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

7. That you

They rolled over for two years

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. This article is a whitewash technique

An attempt to normalize a Republican Party that is so far from normal that it is dangerous.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:04 AM

4. GOP lip service is what it is.

Oh, they're concerned. "Now, missy, can you get me another piece of toast for my tea? And how about a little more hot water?" It's THAT kind of concern.

The CNN article quoted three GOP politicians who mildly objected to Trumpy's nutbag (and despotic) behavior. That's three. So what is this, an open rebellion? For them, Trumpy is still good to go, it's just that they don't want to look completely supine as he walks all over them. Good Republicans, all.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:22 AM

5. Color me unimpressed with Republican angst

All this crap stops the day Republicans have finally had enough. Instead, it goes on and on, because to a man, every last one of them thinks this administration is doing just fine. Oh, every now and then a Republican will be recorded as saying some depradation or another is "concerning," but he won't do jack squat about it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:35 AM

6. Bullshit. Aghast my ass. CNN just likes to

look like they are a reasonable and objective news source. Fuck them and the whole M$M for selling our nation down the pike to enrich their owners. They know this is bullshit and yet they peddle it.

We are so fucked as a democratic nation.

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Response to KPN (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

8. This

Exactly

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Response to SHRED (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

10. JINX!!! (nt)

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Response to KPN (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

9. +1000, exactly this (nt)

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Response to KPN (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

11. +1

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