Thursday, February 23, 2017

"The Chain of Responsibility Is Too Long and Obscure to Have Any Bearing on the Average Voter"

"Here is the story. The House of Representatives has refused to investigate either one of the two massive ongoing legal and ethical violations involving the Trump administration: President Trump's opaque ties (financial and otherwise) to Russia, and his ongoing self-enrichment in office and violations of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.
"If the House won't investigate, what happens next? Well, the next-best course of action would be some form of public debate on the matter. This is not nearly as good as a real investigation, since the absence of subpoena power means Republicans can simply deny Trump has done anything wrong while blocking any efforts to acquire the evidence that would prove the case. But at least it's something. That's why House Democrats introduced a 'resolution of inquiry' that would force House action on these issues.
Jonathan Chait at New York explains how Donald Trump gets away with it.

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