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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:07 PM

5. There is no good Congressional mechanism to do that

unless and until they go for "inherent contempt". Even if they file a civil case for refusal to honor the subpoena, the witnesses can whine about "privilege" and other things.

In "normal" times, DOJ would determine "criminal" conduct of defying subpoenas and would be authorized to "round these people up and jail them". But we know that won't ever happen under this DOJ.

Here is a good summary of the options - https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/the-houses-contempt-powers-explained

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