nearvideo-Howard Kurtz: Why a constitutional showdown could be the background noise
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the mainstream media, the tunnel vision, if it is not to the many in-house investigation, the President of Trump, and whether or not the public’s, attention.
It Constitution written crisis about everything.
But I’m not sure there is a lot of play so by the public.
Not to cooperate by vowing, with a flood of house Democratic probes, President trump will not play, that people who are sick, the whole investigative culture, and it will damage him politically. And he is also betting that has survived the Müller-examination, he can track the Congress look petty and partisan, which he dismissed yesterday as “nonsense.”
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE REJECTS A SUBPOENA FROM THE HOUSE DEMS FOR TESTIMONY FROM THE TOP OFFICIAL JOHN GORE
The basic problem with this approach is that Congress is an equal branch of the government. It doesn’t matter what Bob Mueller probe found, to monitor the legislature, on its own responsibility, the Executive power, as the Republicans have during the Obama and Clinton administrations.
Still, Trump flatly told The Washington Post that he sees no reason to comply with the Assembly-Hill-demands for testimony and documents. “There is no reason to go further, and especially in Congress, where there are very partisan — obviously very biased … I don’t want to human testimony for a party, because that’s what you do, when you do this,” he said.
President Trump vows against Democrats over subpoenas
Trump says Democrats can tell you to forget the idea of hearing the testimony of the former White House counsel Don McGahn; chief White House correspondent John Roberts.
The President was equally dismissive with reporters yesterday: “The summons is ridiculous … We just have to be the Miller’s witch-hunt, where you really hate 18 angry Democrats, President Trump. She hates him with a passion.”
To the questions: Trump is in the vicinity of executive privilege to invoke to block former White House counsel Don McGahn of testimony under house subpoena.
McGahn was a key witness in the special counsel of the probe, testified that he refused the President to Müller fired and threatened to resign.
TRUMP VOWS TO FIGHT AGAINST ‘ALL’ SUBPOENAS AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION, CALLS FOR THE DEMAND FOR MCGAHN’S TESTIMONY ‘RIDICULOUS’
A house Committee is threatening to hold former White house personnel security Director Carl Kline in contempt, to testify about security checks. Treasury is also resistance to a house demand to trump the tax return.
These fights tend to drag for a very long time, often winding up in the courts. To protect Richard Nixon famously used executive privilege in the Watergate coverup attempt. But every modern President (and some not so modern) has frequently with Congress, the rule with the opposition in the party, through hearings and investigations. For Barack Obama, it was Benghazi and Fast, among other issues.
Trump administration to fight Democrats, ” subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn
House Democrats insist their focus is in the Constitution entrusts the supervision of the Executive; Kevin cork reports from the White house.
The Democrats are of course indignant about the Trumpian tactics, with Nancy Pelosi said: “Now we see the administration engaging in the blockade policy of the facts to the American people.”
What is very unusual about Trump’s approach that rather than fighting one or two requests on a specific reason, he appeared with the Post, just a General statement of noncooperation.
In fact, Axios a “quoted source familiar with the President’s legal strategy”, to say, “Trump, you can run the clock by a hard-line position. The President thinks that it is in his political interest, started the fight, and make it more difficult for the Democrats to have a coherent message.”
Trump told reporters that the Congress should get back to the issues. “These are not, as the impartial people. The Democrats try to win 2020,” he said. This is reminiscent of what the liberal Bill Clinton said in the course of the allegations that led to his impeachment, should any “move on” to the name of a left-wing group.
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But all of this can be background noise, the average voters, already stunned by two years of constant investigations and media scrutiny of this President You may not share the view that the constitutional principles and the separation of powers on the line. If the whole back-and-forth, seems overly partisan, many dismissed the rhetoric as simply more game-playing in a hyperpolarized capital.
Footnote: Trump got into a strange back and forth with the Post reporter Robert Costa tweeted: “President Trump called me this evening, in response to my request for a comment on a profile story on a Donald Trump figure. After the conversation on the topic, he took a few questions about his administration with the confrontation with Congress. We will post this information tonight.”
Yesterday, Trump offered this Twitter taunt: “I don’t know, call Bob Costa of the Washington Post. He called me (again, his call)! Just more Fake News”.
Um, that’s not what has been said by Costa? Maybe Trump just didn’t know how the story.