No Wonder

60F00C78-DD72-4A79-930D-2E638D965902It’s no wonder that the people associated with Donald Trump are defying congressional subpoenas. I mean why not? They apparently are facing no penalties and no negative consequences for refusing to comply with those subpoenas.

But former Trump cronies, from Paul Manafort to Michael Flynn to Michael Cohen, are either in jail or will be going to jail for testifying before Congress. While those who are refusing to respond to subpoenas are walking around scot-free. They are being rewarded for not appearing.

It appears that Congress, the Legislative Branch of our federal government, which is supposed to be a co-equal branch of government (along with the Judicial Branch) and which is supposed to have oversight responsibility over the Executive Branch, is a toothless tiger. What can Congress do when the president, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department, and everyone else in the Trump administration chooses to ignore Congress? Write sternly-worded letters? Ooh!

Oh wait. I almost forgot that Donald Trump, Jr. has agreed to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Junior apparently got to dictate the terms of his appearance before the Republican controlled committee. He set the time limit to no more than two to four hours and is willing to address a limited number of questions focusing on just five or six specific topics.

That’s like a defendant in a murder trial agreeing to testify only if his appearance is limited to a few hours max and the prosecution cannot ask him any questions about the murder. Besides, Junior takes after his father and will just lie and lie. And why not? No consequences.

It’s time for Congress to impeach the bastard.

5 thoughts on “No Wonder

  1. Copy Chick May 22, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Totally agree with every word. The problem is that Congress does become toothless because despite the Constitution being on their side, despite all the facts of a completely lawless president and administration even if they impeach – it will fall flat on the Senate floor. The Senate is part of the sycophantic swamp and there isn’t one backbone among them. Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham will see to that.

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    • Fandango May 22, 2019 / 6:13 pm

      That’s true, but if enough of his shenanigans surface during the public House impeachment hearings, maybe the American voters will finally see him for what he is and will vote him out of office.

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  2. Marleen May 22, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    They could at least start hearings, called impeachment hearings.

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