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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:18 PM

Trump's Strategy Of Stonewalling House Democrats is Backfiring

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/12/trumps-strategy-of-stonewalling-house-democrats-is-backfiring.html

Posted on Sun, May 12th, 2019 by Jason Easley
Trump’s Strategy Of Stonewalling House Democrats is Backfiring


By blanket refusing to comply with Congress, Trump is setting himself up for defeat in the courts.
Trump is hurting his own defense with a blanket undermining of congressional oversight

MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner explained, “He is not a tactical thinker. He is hurting his own cause. Here is why. If he were to say, listen, I am now getting inundated with subpoenas and myself and my lawyers will take a look at these subpoenas one at a time and try to determine whether there’s a privilege we can assert. They’re not doing that. He said basically, constitutional oversight be darned. I’m not complying with any subpoenas, even those that I haven’t seen yet. What that is the president announcing he is basically disregarding the Congress’ authority and responsibility to perform oversight, checks and balances. It would be no different than if Congress said, you know what? We’re going to pass legislation, Mr. President, and we’re not going to send it to you for we’re going to declare it’s the law. That would be congress acting unconstitutionally. That’s what the president is doing.”

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Trump is hurting himself on multiple fronts

As Kirschner explained, Trump is sealing his fate legally. Politically, Trump has damaged himself by refusing to comply. Trump’s stonewalling keeps these investigations at the top of the news headlines and makes the president look guilty. Republicans can repeat their mantra of no collusion, no obstruction daily, but if this is the case why is there no compliance with subpoenas and document requests?

It is not a difficult question to answer. The White House and congressional Republicans don’t want Democrats to have the evidence.

Trump is in survival mode. He is acting like a president who is living on borrowed time.

The just say no to everything Democrats ask for strategy has backfired, and beginning this week, the damage will start to mount for the White House and Trump.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:21 PM

1. Your post underscores Pelosi's "self impeachable" comment and shows the path to hope.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:30 PM

2. AND Congress isn't just a co-equal branch. We're first among equals.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:53 PM

3. Your post is a reminder that

 

Mitch McConnell is standing in quick Sand and his EGO is about to get crushed or drowned by his total disregard for the Norms of the Senate.

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