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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for former White House counsel Don McGahn was "silly" and the committee's chair knew he couldn't challenge in court McGahn's refusal to comply with a subpoena, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said on Tuesday. "The whole thing is a political exercise, and Jerry Nadler is not going to take this to court because he knows if he did, he would be completely humiliated," McClintock said while appearing on Fox News' "Outnumbered."

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"He wants the grievance, not the substance," McClintock added. His comments came as Nadler vowed to "go to court" if needed in order to force testimony from McGahn. McGahn skipped the hearing after President Trump, who invoked executive privilege in ignoring subpoenas, told him not to attend."

But McClintock told Fox News host Harris Faulkner that Trump's actions were nothing new. "Pretty much every president since Harry Truman has instructed his subordinates to ignore congressional subpoenas and the courts have backed them up every single time," he said.

The reason, he said, was that "The executive and legislative branches are independent, separate, and co-equal. I mean let's just put the shoe on the other foot, for example. Could President Trump compel Jerry Nadler's general counsel to come to the White House and testify under oath to his discussions with Jerry Nadler? Of course not."

Interesting point.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-21 06:17 PM | Reply

"Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Cali"

Is lying about the law.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-21 07:30 PM | Reply

Who? Just another Trumpltard crapping in his adult diaper.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-21 08:07 PM | Reply

Well then, Nadler should try to be humiliated. Let's do it!

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-21 08:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2

I am fascinated to see what you have, if anything, to back that up...

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-21 08:30 PM | Reply

Zed's a senior citizen, which makes him an expert on everything.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-21 08:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fox outnumbered?

Do you watch soap opera's as well while ironing gramps shorts? I just checked and that ---- is on at noon.

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-21 09:45 PM | Reply

I remember this guy when he ran for governor during the recall that Arnold Schwarzeneggar went on to win. He was getting about 15% in the polls (still much less than Arnold, but also much more than other candidates), and ------- Sean Hannity was threatening his career if he didn't drop out.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-21 10:01 PM | Reply

Zed's a senior citizen, which makes him an expert on everything.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019

Some things I don't know. One or two things, in fact.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 08:20 AM | Reply

I am fascinated to see what you have, if anything, to back that up...

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 20

A lawyer would be able to shut me up with case law.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 08:21 AM | Reply

#10

LOL, burden is on you Zed, put up or shut up.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-22 03:46 PM | Reply

The problem isn't with the law, it's with who has the right to enforce the law. Congress has no police powers, enforcement of subpoenas would have to be done by the Justice Dept. and under AG Coverup they won't do it. The subpoenas are valid but unenforceable with a crooked AG. It is definitely a big flaw in our legal system.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-23 08:13 AM | Reply

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