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Schiff: how about contempt fines $25,000 day?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 10, 2019 08:36PM
peanuts for not-quite-billionaire Mnuchin.

U.S. House could slap $25,000 per day contempt fines on Trump advisers
[www.reuters.com]

Expanding on an idea floated days ago by Democrats as a way of putting some teeth into various inquiries of Trump, his turbulent presidency, his family and his business interests, Representative Adam Schiff spoke in two interviews about reviving the “inherent contempt” power of Congress.

“We would levy fines on those who are not cooperating,” Schiff, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee told Axios in an interview published on Friday.

You could fine someone $25,000 a day until they comply. You can do that. We’re looking through the history and studying the law to make sure we’re on solid ground,” Schiff said.
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Re: Schiff: how about contempt fines $25,000 day?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 10, 2019 08:40PM
10 days = $250k
100 days = 2.5M
1,000 days = $25M
Chump change for any number of billionaires who back Pres. Trump.



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Re: Schiff: how about contempt fines $25,000 day?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 10, 2019 08:43PM
At that rate, he'll be broke in just over a century (unless he gets investment advice from his boss, in which case Congress should demand cash up front)



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Re: Schiff: how about contempt fines $25,000 day?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 10, 2019 09:09PM
Maybe he'll just hand them sheets of uncut $100 bills to pay the fines.



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Re: Schiff: how about contempt fines $25,000 day?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 11, 2019 08:25AM
OK, but there’s still the little matter of enforcement of any such writs...

“Please appear.” - “No”
“You must appear!” - “No”
“If you don’t appear we’ll fine you.” - “No”
“You now must pay the fine!” - “No”
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