The GOP does not want to follow their own rules written and submitted by Goodlatte to Boehner PG H576 - H578 26JAN15. They only want to play by the rules when it suites their agenda including subpoenas. Facts and truth do not apply to the GOP and MAGA.
Full congressional record link:…
"(b) Committee and Subcommittee hearings
shall be open to the public except when the
Committee or Subcommittee determines by
majority vote to close the meeting because
disclosure of matters to be considered would
endanger national security," 1/2
"would compromise sensitive law enforcement information, or would tend to defame, degrade or incriminate any person or otherwise would violate any law or rule of the House." 2/2
GOP can't seem to follow this rule either,
"(d) In the course of any hearing each Member shall be allowed five minutes for the interrogation of a witness until such time as each Member who so desires has had an opportunity to question the witness."
Subpoenas, the legal document Trump's crime ring are told to ignore. This was written by Goodlatte in 2017 as an amendment to H.R.4010 which passed in 2017.
Reference link:…
"This bill amends the federal judicial code to establish certain rules that apply in a civil action by the Senate, House of Representatives, or a congressional committee or subcommittee against an individual who receives, but fails to comply with, a congressional subpoena."
"First, the inherent contempt power permits Congress to rely on its own constitutional authority to detain and imprison a subpoena recipient who fails to comply with congressional demands." 1/2
‘‘Under the inherent contempt power the individual is brought before the House or Senate by the Sergeant-at-Arms, tried at the bar of the body, and can be imprisoned or detained in the Capitol or perhaps elsewhere.’’ 2/2
"Second, the criminal contempt statute permits Congress to certify a contempt citation to the appropriate U.S. attorney for criminal prosecution. It is a misdemeanor criminal offense, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment of up to one year for a witness" 1/2
"under congressional subpoena to fail to appear or to withhold testimony or documents." 2/2
In the spirit of keeping this thread relatively short I posted the main points and you can use the links and read further. I need to save some of the work for you guys.😀
It is very obvious the GOP and the Trump crime syndicate only want to apply the rules they wrote when it is in their best interests. They do not seek justice but to deflect, discredit and make a mockery of our judicial process by garnering support from those not willing... research the facts, challenge propaganda or think for themselves. In fact, the GOP and Trump are counting on the fact that the base, will deny the truth and only follow what they tell them to accept.
All of us in this fight must be willing to do research, supply links and get the facts out to the public. If I or you can change the mind of one or two Trump supporters , keep resisters informed so they may use this info in our battle for our country, then it is time well spent.
We need to continue to call out and counter the GOP's blatant lies, disregard for rules, laws, circus theatrics, and disregard of the Constitution in the pursuit of greed and "religious" rule.
We must vote
We must rally around our candidates
We must stop infighting
We must unify
We must inform the public
We must not fight at "their level", nothing is gained
We must fight with compassion, truth and facts
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