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Trump's attorneys argue Congress doesn't have authority to investigate him for corruption
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 15, 2019 01:27AM
...is the succinct headline from The Independent. Nope, investigating if the President has committed a crime is not only not legitimate Congressional oversight of the executive branch, it is solely a matter of the Justice Department. Trump’s Justice Department. (And they don’t seem interested in investigating their boss).

The Federal Judge was apparently not impressed (and intermittently incredulous) at Trump’s lawyers’ arguments, in their effort to block Congressional subpoenas of financial records, financial records which certain folks testifying under oath before Congress (cough-Cohen-cough) say would show past illegal manipulation of the Orange One’s financial statements. (For taxes: poor me, I’ve lost so much money - for loan approvals, I’m fabulously rich and profitable).

Anyway, this judge, at least, doesn’t seem inclined to delay. He gave both sides til Saturday to add any additional materials, before his ruling which sounds like it may come next week.

Round one is going pretty fast.
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Re: Trump's attorneys argue Congress doesn't have authority to investigate him for corruption
Posted by: Sam3
Date: May 15, 2019 03:47AM
Time to force the judge into retirement and replace them.
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Re: Trump's attorneys argue Congress doesn't have authority to investigate him for corruption
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 15, 2019 05:24AM
of course, the judge's are quite aware that any decision will be appealed and the real decision will be made by a higher court. So why use a great deal of time on a decision that will be decided by someone else regardless.



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Re: Trump's attorneys argue Congress doesn't have authority to investigate him for corruption
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 15, 2019 10:58AM
Checks & balances? What's that?
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kangaroo court working 4 us
Posted by: John Q. Public
Date: May 15, 2019 12:08PM
kangaroo court.
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Re: kangaroo court working 4 us
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 15, 2019 12:27PM
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John Q. Public
No doubt about it. Trumped up charges!
May 07, 2016 09:31AM
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Re: Trump's attorneys argue Congress doesn't have authority to investigate him for corruption
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 15, 2019 01:17PM
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Ombligo
of course, the judge's are quite aware that any decision will be appealed and the real decision will be made by a higher court. So why use a great deal of time on a decision that will be decided by someone else regardless.

This is a great question, and the answer is:

  1. Your professional ethics require you to do a competent job, and in this career reputation matters
  2. Appeals courts must review what comes to them, so if your argument is shoddy it can skew the case
  3. If you're a good lawyer, your argument can carry a case a long way on appeal



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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