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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:06 PM

Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over documents, defying a House request

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Source: New York Times

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he would not comply with a wide-ranging request for documents from House impeachment investigators trying to better understand any role he may have played in the president’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to political investigations.

In a sternly worded response to an unusual request for documents, Matthew E. Morgan, the counsel to the vice president, accused the committees of requesting material that is “clearly not vice-presidential records” and blasted the investigation enterprise as a “self-proclaimed ‘impeachment inquiry’ ” that was ultimately illegitimate.

The House investigators had asked for documents to be produced by Oct. 15.

The tone of the two-page letter matched that of one sent last week by Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel, who made it clear the White House would not cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry, and instead intended to go to war against the probe.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/us/politics/impeachment-news.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes#link-79b01cc9





NYT original headline that has now been corrected at the OP link -

Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over documents, defying a House subpoena

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Reply Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over documents, defying a House request (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 OP
durablend Oct 2019 #1
Orrex Oct 2019 #2
Turin_C3PO Oct 2019 #7
Mr.Bill Oct 2019 #8
Maraya1969 Oct 2019 #21
Orrex Oct 2019 #22
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #11
bucolic_frolic Oct 2019 #3
BigDemVoter Oct 2019 #4
bluestarone Oct 2019 #5
ananda Oct 2019 #9
bluestarone Oct 2019 #10
ffr Oct 2019 #6
Javaman Oct 2019 #12
Evolve Dammit Oct 2019 #13
Pobeka Oct 2019 #14
nevergiveup Oct 2019 #15
yuiyoshida Oct 2019 #16
Bob Loblaw Oct 2019 #18
yuiyoshida Oct 2019 #19
Coventina Oct 2019 #17
Sherman A1 Oct 2019 #20

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. Pence translated

"WAAAAA! I DIDN'T DO NO BLOW JOB!!! Y U HARASSING MEEEEEEEEEEE?!?!?!"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:09 PM

2. Can someone explain to me again the Speaker's master strategy here?

Trump's fuckheads seem to be defying the impeachment inquiry at every turn and with complete impunity. I am not a person of faith, so I have no interest in relying on hypothetical guarantees that the Speaker has everything under control.

If I defied a subpoena from the district magistrate, I'd be jailed. When are we going to see these fuckers locked up?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:31 PM

7. They should take it to court.

If the court rules they must comply with subpoena, then they have to comply. If not, the federal judge can order the US Marshalls to arrest the person defying the subpoena.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

8. Solid evidence of obstruction of justice

for articles of impeachment against the Vice President. Pelosi is giving them enough rope to hang themselves and they are proving to be experts at tying the hangman's knot in the noose.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 02:35 PM

21. That means nothing to me at this point. There is tons of evidence of obstruction of justice.

I'd like to see these people treated like any ordinary US citizen. Fine them and jail them.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:05 PM

22. I concur

At this rate, we're giving them enough rope to hang around until after the 2020 elections, when the GOP can dubiously retake the House and put an end to all of this inconvenient impeachment stuff.

DU at large has apparently decided that Thou Shalt Not Question The Speaker, especially not (as I've been explicitly told in this very forum) if you're a white male.

Nevertheless, we didn't elect The Blue Wave with the hope of once again keeping our powder dry, yet here we are.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:44 PM

11. Not all of them

Remember some have fled the ship and have been testifying. The rest will only add to the obstruction charge.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

3. Obstruction, contempt of Congress

Must be some reason they're not cooperating. Like there's something serious to hide.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:13 PM

4. I guess he thinks the dubious "executive privilege" applies to his stupid ass as well as

Pussy Grabber's. . . .

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:17 PM

5. These rethugs have a plan i bet

We will see if it works!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

9. I think their only plan now is stonewalling and leaving it to the courts ..

.. which they have stacked.

It won't work because too much of their criminality and treason is now
public knowledge.

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Response to ananda (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:43 PM

10. Oh i fully agree

Trouble is this is the first time in USA history that 2/3 of the senate should be charged with illegal activity. Going to be very interesting!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:26 PM

6. No greater admission of guilt than that! tRump and Pence

In with both feet.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:46 PM

12. Well if the houseplant wanted to slither his way out of this

He ain’t now. He just fucked himself. He’s now implicated

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:47 PM

13. Take 'em down. Faux Christian. Nothing Christ-like about any of them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:04 PM

14. How do you spell "obstruction" ?

-- "May I have a definition please?"
-- "Mike Pence refusing to hand over documents requested in a legitimate congressional subpoena".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:13 PM

15. Spiro Agnew

had a higher IQ than Mike Pence and look what happened to him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:13 PM

16. We know what Pence does on the side...

He secretly flies a super-sonic air craft for a certain family!!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

18. Race Bannon was bad ass

Mike Pence is a smarmy little puke who couldn't carry Race Bannon's cartoon jockstrap.

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Response to Bob Loblaw (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

19. ikr?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:16 PM

17. Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's OFF TO JAIL YOU GO!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:29 AM

20. What is the old saying that the GOP loves to use?

“If they have nothing to hide.......”

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