Trump and Republican’ts Are In Contempt of Congress

Now Trump and Republicans Covering Up For Him Are In Contempt of Congress

Maybe we should impeach William Barr? Telling a lie to a Congressional Panel is still illegal.
But stonewalling and running to Fix News won’t avoid the fact that Trump is in Contempt of Congress
Because Trump & Co are Contemptible

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Say you’ve been served a subpoena to appear before Congress, and you don’t show up. What happens next? Recent cases with Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn have proven that what comes next is a lot of back and forth, and no actual answers. 
If only there was a legal proceeding written into our Constitution that would bypass a White House hell-bent on obstruction… 
After Congress votes to hold you in contempt for flouting a subpoena, three things could happen:
  1. Congress can ask the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute you. (Side note: Barr is currently being held in contempt for refusing to turn over the unredacted Mueller report, but it’s not like he’s going to prosecute himself.)
  2. Congress can seek a civil judgment from a federal court to make you cooperate with their subpoena. This could get tangled up in the courts for years, and even outlast Trump’s presidency.
  3. Congress can detain and imprison you until you comply, because the legislative branch has “inherent contempt power” to directly enforce their own rulings. That being said, this hasn’t been invoked since 1935, so this likely won’t happen.
It’s clear that Trump is doing all he can to cover up his crimes, and will only continue to defy Congress. Speaker Pelosi can act as the ultimate check on his reckless power, if she would step up: Email the Speaker of the House and tell her to launch an impeachment inquiry.
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Donald Trump is doing everything he can to keep the truth from us by obstructing Congress, and he knows Democrats in the House are too busy waffling to take action.
As chair of the Democratic Caucus and a member of the all-important Judiciary Committee, New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. Let Rep. Jeffries know you expect him to act on impeachment.
Rep. Jeffries recognizes that Trump obstructed justice, abused his power as president, and brought a “culture of corruption” to the White House — but hasn’t taken the next necessary step of supporting impeachment. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jeffries should know that everything he has called out regarding Trump warrants launching an impeachment inquiry immediately.
Rep. Jeffries also voted with Rep. Al Green’s impeachment resolution in 2018, comes from a safely blue district, and has the sway to move us in the right direction.
If we keep going down the path we’re on, the tangle of blocked subpoenas and dragged-out court cases are going to continue — leaving us no closer to holding a criminal president accountable. The House has the power to fix this.
email Rep. Jeffries
In solidarity,
Karla Hudson
Director of Civic Engagement
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We Are NOT Done Yet – Keep Scrolling

Trump’s trying to ram through arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. And he’s doing it by claiming rarely-used emergency powers — justified by the fake emergency his administration is currently manufacturing: war with Iran. [1]

We cannot allow this to happen.

In order to make Congress ban the $8 billion arms sales, we’ve got to act fast — so it’s time to sound the alarm, now.  

Tell Congress to ban Saudi and Emirati arms sale now!

The Trump administration is using a loophole in the Arms Export Control Act to push bomb sales through to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — by claiming executive emergency powers. Usually Congress can reject arms sales through arms control law. Except in the case of an emergency.

And what’s the emergency? Supposedly Iran.

But you and I know there is no new emergency. The real emergency is that John “Bomb ’em” Bolton is leading the Trump war cabinet, using the very Iraq war playbook he used to march the U.S. toward war with Iraq — this time with Iran. The real emergency is that the bombs that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are buying are the same ones they’re using in their brutal coalition war in Yemen. The real emergency is that arms dealers make billions off the death of Yemeni kids, and are pushing for a war with Iran to make even more money. [2]

War is the real emergency.

Progressive champions in Congress, like Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Ted Lieu, are already sounding the alarm to stop Trump’s arms sales machine. But we need to make sure our members of Congress hear us loud and clear as well. Because if we keep demanding that war-business-as-usual is the real emergency — in Yemen, in Iran, in Somalia, in Afghanistan — we have a real shot at ending at the very arms sales that fuel war.

Tell Congress to ban Saudi and Emirati arms sales now.

Wars often start between governments. But there’s also a business of war, a billion-dollar industry of mining, manufacturing, dealing, and shipping. And the profiteers of war have no interest in ending or preventing wars. War starts in the arms industry too. And that’s why we have to stop it here — starting with banning Saudi and Emirati arms sales. Are you with me?

Thank you for working for peace,

Stephen and the Win Without War team

[1] Al Monitor, “Trump seeks to bypass Congress on Saudi weapons sales amid Yemen war dispute

[2] The Intercept, “Arms Manufacturers Tell Investors That Iran Tension Fuels Business

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