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Obama Official Won’t Testify to Congress
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/16/2014 9:27:38 AM

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday night that it would refuse to allow its director of political strategy to testify Wednesday before a Republican-led House committee investigating whether the administration had illegally conducted political activity in the West Wing. In a letter to Representative Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the president’s top lawyer said that as a member of the executive branch the political director, David Simas, had immunity from being compelled to testify before Congress. Mr. Issa’s committee subpoenaed Mr. Simas last week, contending that the White House should not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 7/16/2014 9:40:58 AM     (No. 9927029)

Another constitutional crisis by the Alinsky scholar from Chicago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/16/2014 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9927031)

Congressional Subpoena!! Issa keep pushing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/16/2014 10:05:10 AM     (No. 9927088)

Why didn´t they claim immunity from the beginning?
Delay, deny, demagogue, distract, demonize, democrat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jennie C., 7/16/2014 10:06:08 AM     (No. 9927090)

My government classes are decades behind me, but I´m pretty sure I was taught that Congress´ power of subpoena was absolute.

I realize nothing like that applies to this administration, of course.

But, in fact, could they not hold him in contempt of Congress and put him in the pokey? But then they´d need the AG´s cooperation, so moot again, I guess.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/16/2014 11:13:57 AM     (No. 9927198)

Lock him up until he does

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/16/2014 11:14:05 AM     (No. 9927199)

This reply is the legal equivalent of "Neener-neener!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/16/2014 11:20:40 AM     (No. 9927205)

Reply 5, please explain how this could be done. I don´t know and I would very much like to know.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 7/16/2014 12:49:59 PM     (No. 9927358)

50 Shades of Susan MacDougal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/16/2014 1:29:21 PM     (No. 9927409)

#7, one way this could be done is to have congress hold him in contempt and have Eric Holder´s law enforcement through him in jail. We all know that this will never happen.

#5 is expressing what all of us what.....

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