For an administration that insists that the entire Trump/Russia investigation was a “hoax,” they all worked very hard to suppress any testimony or information that might have actually proven their case, had their case been legitimate.
Today’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals allowing the House to continue efforts to enforce its subpoena of Don McGahn reaffirms our Constitution’s system of checks & balances. https://t.co/utxFH2YgJG
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 7, 2020
Because the White House pushed back so hard against officials being allowed to testify in front of Congress, House Democrats took legal action to resolve whether or not they can enforce a subpoena against a White House official. In The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, according to a new court ruling, Congress can do so and can use the courts to enforce them.
The White House, of course, has argued against transparency. According to POLITICO:
‘The Justice Department argued in the case that under the Constitution the courts should not enforce House subpoenas demanding testimony or records from Executive Branch officials.
‘But the D.C. Circuit majority rejected that position, drawing heavily on a Supreme Court ruling last month on separate cases involving House demands for the president’s financial records.
‘Writing for the majority, D.C. Circuit Judge Judith Rogers noted that McGahn’s testimony was sought in connection with the House’s efforts to pursue its constitutional power to impeach the president.’
After all, that was the purpose of the Constitution – to provide a system of checks and balances that ensured no one had the power that the British king did, and that no one was above the law. While it is unlikely that McGahn’s testimony will come before November, it’s important to ensure that no president can do what Trump has done while in office ever again.
Twitter was glad to hear the news, but also consumed with the many other issues caused by the Trump administration. Read some of their comments below:
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