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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:47 PM

December Hearing Set For 'Urgent' Question Over Bolton Aide's Impeachment Testimony

Source: TPM

A federal judge on Thursday set a Dec. 10 hearing date for what he said was the “urgent” matter of whether the House can enforce a subpoena for the testimony of a former White House official in its impeachment inquiry. Charles Kupperman filed a lawsuit against the House and President Donald Trump on Friday, after he was subpoenaed to testify in the ongoing investigation. Kupperman served as a top aide to then-National Security Adviser John Bolton and was acting national security adviser for a few days after Bolton’s departure last month.

Kupperman is asking the courts to settle whether he has to comply with the congressional subpoena, or whether the White House’s claim that it can prevent Kupperman’s testimony is valid. In court Thursday, Kupperman’s lawyer Charles Cooper said he had “no dog” in fight between the House and President Trump.

“Absent a definitive judgement from the Judicial Branch ‘say[ing] what the law is’ […] Plaintiff will effectively be forced to adjudicate the Constitutional dispute himself, and if he judges wrongly, he will inflict grave Constitutional injury on either the House or the President,” Kupperman’s lawsuit last week read.

At Thursday’s brief hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon asked Cooper whether the House impeachment resolution would affect his case. Cooper responded that he was still studying the effect of the resolution, which was approved by the House Thursday morning. Leon set a Nov. 14 deadline for defendants’ briefs and a Dec. 4 deadline for plaintiffs’ responses. Oral arguments will take place Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. ET.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/december-hearing-set-for-urgent-question-over-bolton-aides-impeachment-testimony

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BumRushDaShow Oct 31 OP
RainCaster Oct 31 #1
DURHAM D Oct 31 #2
stuffmatters Oct 31 #3
majdrfrtim Oct 31 #5
stuffmatters Nov 1 #8
KPN Oct 31 #4
cstanleytech Oct 31 #6
Lulu KC Oct 31 #7

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:52 PM

1. "urgent" means 40 days

This is how the conservatives will drag it out

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:09 PM

2. Check the Judge's bank accounts. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. GWBush appointee, Federalist Society, probably opus dei & old Barr pal fm Iran Contra days, called

Last edited Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:50 AM - Edit history (1)

"the judge you want if you want to own the libs." Those are a few highlights from a quick google.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:39 PM

5. I suspect "Opus Dei"

is what you intended to write.

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Response to majdrfrtim (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:49 AM

8. Yes, thanks so much,, changed it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:53 PM

4. Urgent? WTF? In my book, mthat means tomorrow if not sooner.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:05 PM

6. Would be a huge power grab should the court decide to block the

House from doing it's Constitutional duty.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:35 PM

7. This ain't good--but

fortunately silly little Kupperman is not the only one who will be (or already has been) testifying.

It should have been dismissed as frivolous. Clearly, the occupant of the White House is breaking a law. Yet another law.

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