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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:07 PM

After Trump loses, what can Congress or courts do to hamstring Trump until Jan. 2021?

Does anyone know what can be done to put the hammer down on the Trump administration for a couple of months?

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Reply After Trump loses, what can Congress or courts do to hamstring Trump until Jan. 2021? (Original post)
Progressive Jones Sep 2020 OP
elleng Sep 2020 #1
fwvinson Sep 2020 #2
still_one Sep 2020 #6
Rice4VP Sep 2020 #25
drray23 Sep 2020 #3
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #5
rso Sep 2020 #4
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #10
onenote Sep 2020 #22
rso Sep 2020 #27
onenote Sep 2020 #30
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #7
BigmanPigman Sep 2020 #8
Baitball Blogger Sep 2020 #16
BigmanPigman Sep 2020 #17
Baitball Blogger Sep 2020 #18
onenote Sep 2020 #21
Progressive Jones Sep 2020 #26
NCjack Sep 2020 #9
AleksS Sep 2020 #12
AleksS Sep 2020 #11
Retrograde Sep 2020 #28
AleksS Sep 2020 #29
Klaralven Sep 2020 #13
Takket Sep 2020 #14
Baitball Blogger Sep 2020 #15
fierywoman Sep 2020 #19
onenote Sep 2020 #20
lastlib Sep 2020 #23
Rice4VP Sep 2020 #24

Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:10 PM

1. Haven't studied, good question.

MIGHT have to depend on each action he attempts to take.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

2. Impeach the SOB again. This time on criminal charges. That should tie them up for a while.

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Response to fwvinson (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:15 PM

6. Exactly

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Response to fwvinson (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:35 PM

25. Good one

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

3. government workers in various agencies

wont want to go to bat for Trump. They will jam the whole system and slow play any bullshit order Trump might try.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:15 PM

5. This!

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:13 PM

4. Trump Admin.

One good thing is that unlike the President and Vice President, the new Congress (hopefully with a Democratic-controlled Senate), assumes power on Jan. 3, not Jan. 20.

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Response to rso (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:19 PM

10. That right there cuts off 2+ weeks..totally ham stringed after 1/3/21 maybe he'll leave!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:17 PM

22. He can and will veto anything a Democratic Congress enacts between 1/3 and 1/20

So don't get your hopes up.

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Response to onenote (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 07:49 AM

27. Trump

Sure, but if the House impeaches him before 1/3, the Senate, if in democratic hands, can immediately start a trial and this time bring in all witnesses.

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Response to rso (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 09:22 AM

30. And he'd still be acquitted.

With all the problems facing the country, devoting the time and resources for House and then Senate impeachment proceedings to install Mike Pence as a lame duck president (assuming that Trump lost) isn't going to sell well.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:15 PM

7. Nothing

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:15 PM

8. I think we must get rid of Barr ASAP!

He will be the one fucking up election results. How to do it? I don't know that answer.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:36 PM

16. Barr needs to be impeached before the election.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:56 PM

17. Can this realistically be done in time?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:07 PM

18. I would not be surprised if someone is working on it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

21. Not going to happen.

Members of Congress will be out campaigning much of the time between now and election day. And they're not going to go through a pointless exercise of impeaching anyone during the transition period (assuming Trump loses).

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 01:19 AM

26. That would be sweet. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

9. Impeach, convict, remove, and prohibit from ever serving in the federal govt.

Sen. McConnell and his Repuke Senators may permit that to happen, as they do not want to set an example of a lame duck president running amok.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

12. Except they don't care about examples.

They’re hypocrites.

They’ll aid and abet Trump running amok, and then turn around and shut down any Democrat even thinking of trying to accomplish anything during a lame duck period. Remember a guy buy the name of Merrick Garland? Remember what McConnell said about if Trump tried to appoint an SC Justice during a lame duck period?

These fools are not known for their consistency, except for their consistent hypocrisy.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:20 PM

11. I expect the senate to turn it up to 11

on appointments, and expect Executive Orders to come fast and furious. I expect national secrets to go on eBay, and everything possible sold to the Trump crime family for pennies.

Anyone want to buy a national park? National monument? Aircraft Carrier? Get em now! It’s a fire sale!

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Response to AleksS (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 07:58 AM

28. Who gets the Smithsonian' jewel collection?

Ms “I don’t care do U?” or Princess Sparkle Pony? (aka Melania and Ivanka)

Seriously, I expect the Trumps and their ilk to make some of the White House artworks go missing.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #28)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 08:13 AM

29. Oh absolutely.

I imagine they’ve already been surreptitiously nicking it already.

They’re not good people.

Anything that wasn’t inventoried before they took office is just gone. And anything that was inventoried is sold to Trump crime family and friends.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:28 PM

13. Somebody in the military needs to lock the PAL.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:33 PM

14. just do that drumpf does..........

sue. doesn't matter if the case has any merit, you can tie anything you want up in the courts for a year or more, just look at his taxes. we still don't have them a year and a half later despite the law clearly saying Congress can ask for anyone's taxes. sue on every executive order and then just cancel them when biden is sworn in.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

15. Lawsuits for just about every measure he tries to push.

That will slow him down.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:09 PM

19. Get It banned from Twitter.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:13 PM

20. Nothing more/less than what can be done now.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:30 PM

23. November 4th, House needs to subpoena.....

...EVERY F-in' SCRAP of paper in the Executive Branch! Along with every data storage gizmo/gadget, cell phone, and probably every tRump appointee for testimony. Tie it all up before Shitgibbon tries to burn all the evidence.

Oh, yeah, seize every executive branch passport. If they're gonna flee the country, make 'em work to do it. Use ankle bracelet/GPS as needed.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:34 PM

24. Pelosi should adjourn the house and

all of the Democratic senators can go home to celebrate until January 21

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