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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:14 PM

Energy Department won't comply with impeachment subpoena

Source: CNN

(CNN)Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison told the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry that the Energy Department is "unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time."

The letter argues about the validity of the inquiry and contends the request is for confidential communications "that are potentially protected by executive privilege and would require careful review." Burnison concludes by saying the department "remains committed to working with Congress."

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry's role in the Ukraine scandal has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, and his contact with Ukrainian officials was the subject of the subpoena from House Democrats. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed in a rare press conference Thursday that President Donald Trump had instructed Perry, at a May 23 meeting in the Oval Office, to work through his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine-related issues.

Multiple witnesses in the impeachment probe have testified that Giuliani meddled in foreign policy related to Ukraine, circumventing the diplomatic process in some cases. House Democrats had also sought documents related to Perry's trip to Ukraine for President Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration, when Perry led the US delegation in place of Vice President Mike Pence at Trump's instruction. he rejection is the latest instance where the Trump administration has flouted House subpoenas in the Democratic impeachment inquiry.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-subpoena-decline/index.html



Well that settles that.

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Reply Energy Department won't comply with impeachment subpoena (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 18 OP
AllaN01Bear Oct 18 #1
yaesu Oct 18 #2
Evolve Dammit Oct 18 #3
dem4decades Oct 18 #4
Magoo48 Oct 19 #6
dem4decades Oct 19 #7
kwolf68 Oct 18 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 19 #8
PuppyBismark Oct 19 #9
NurseJackie Oct 22 #10
BumRushDaShow Oct 22 #11

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:16 PM

1. well then, go arrest them for noncompliance .

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:20 PM

2. as soon as any of them enters capital grounds arrest them, hall their butts to the cellar, lock umup

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:55 PM

3. Unable or unwilling? Please explain...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:23 PM

4. And it continues..... With no consequences

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:27 AM

6. Why would anyone comply? There are no consequences.

Apparently, there is no enforcement agency willing to support the people’s House. Each subpoena ignored shouts weakness and futility.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:21 AM

7. I know, when the judge is in your pocket who cares?

And the Senate is the Judge.

Let's face it, we live in a country of idiots

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:09 PM

5. This is very incredible


Just ignore the fucking law.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:58 AM

8. The dotard is not worth going to jail for people.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:42 PM

9. take the bastards to court

It is about time the House takes the White House and other government organizations to court on these impeachment orders. Nixon lost in supreme court and I believe so will these criminals. Get a pair and do your job. by not getting all the required information from various organizations the House is not doing their job.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 02:41 PM

10. Will we ever get to the point where people are being arrested?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:02 PM

11. Welll... Roger Stone was arrested

and is going to trial on November 5th, and he was directly involved as a go-between for the Assange/Wikileaks Russia/DNC hack thing, so there's that.

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