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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 12:55 PM

7. That's not quite how it works.

There are three ways a Congressional subpoena can be enforced: (1) through Congress' "inherent authority" to arrest and detain witnesses (this hasn't been done for many years); (2) by asking the U.S. Attorney for D.C. to bring criminal charges under a statute authorizing this to be done (but Barr oversees the U.S. Attorneys so good luck with that); and (3) by bringing a civil action in a federal district court asking the court to impose civil penalties. It is up to the committees to take one or some or all of these steps, only one of which initially involves the courts. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-subpoena-explainer/explainer-how-hard-hitting-are-u-s-congress-subpoenas-contempt-citations-idUSKCN1SC1YE

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