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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:34 PM

Trump attorney argues Congress has ZERO oversight authority

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/live-blog-appeals-court-arguments-on-house-subpoena-for-trump-finances

Oral arguments in the appeals case where President Trump will be arguing to block a congressional subpoena for his financial records begin at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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10:11: Judge Millett asks Consovoy if he believes that a Congressional committee couldn’t even send a polite letter, under his interpretation of the excessiveness of the House of Representative rules.

Consovoy says yes.

“Which means they can’t even look,” Judge Millett replies. “Under your theory, there is no oversight authority at all.”

Consovoy replies “the answer is yes
, but we haven’t had the need to go nearly that far in this case.”

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zaj Friday OP
dalton99a Friday #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #2
hlthe2b Friday #3
dixiegrrrrl Friday #4
zaj Friday #5
LastDemocratInSC Friday #8
sinkingfeeling Friday #6
dixiegrrrrl Friday #7
spanone Friday #9
bdamomma Friday #10

Response to zaj (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:36 PM

1. And the Trump Supreme Court will gladly confirm his theory.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:37 PM

2. No, it won't.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:39 PM

3. Agree. There is still a "line" over which they won't go, but it keeps being made less visible

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Response to zaj (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:42 PM

4. So they want an autocracy. Plain and simple.


And obviously there are some lawyers who see nothing wrong with that.
chilling.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

5. That's what all of this is about...

The GOP is facing a diverse, generational demographic wave that threatens the historic power structures. And instead of changing with the times and adapting to the needs of a new generation... they seek to end democracy first.

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Response to zaj (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:11 PM

8. That is the correct answer.

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Response to zaj (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:58 PM

6. And here I thought IQ45's supporters were the ONLY defenders of our

Constitution, which must be interpreted as the founders meant.

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Response to zaj (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:58 PM

7. FWIW...Consovoy graduated from same law school as Ken Cuccinelli



Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason Univ.

Consovoy is affiliated with the Federalist Society, as is Cuccinelli, and Mitch McConnell calls the Federalist Society
"one of my favorite organizations in the whole country,".
(https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/sen-mcconnell-rallies-federalist-society-in-fight-to-bring-down-health-care-law/ )

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Response to zaj (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

9. they all wipe their asses with the Constitution

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Response to spanone (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:48 PM

10. they

need to be in cages.

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