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Tue May 18, 2021, 08:56 PM

Can President Biden create a 1/6 commission by Executive Order? nt

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Reply Can President Biden create a 1/6 commission by Executive Order? nt (Original post)
Progressive Jones May 2021 OP
Elessar Zappa May 2021 #1
Dan May 2021 #2
Elessar Zappa May 2021 #3
Dan May 2021 #4
StarfishSaver May 2021 #6
Dan May 2021 #7
StarfishSaver May 2021 #9
WarGamer May 2021 #14
StarfishSaver May 2021 #5
Dan May 2021 #8
StarfishSaver May 2021 #10
Dan May 2021 #11
Progressive Jones May 2021 #16
2naSalit May 2021 #12
The Magistrate May 2021 #13
lastlib May 2021 #15
StarfishSaver May 2021 #17

Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:00 PM

1. I doubt it.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #1)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:35 PM

2. Why not?

Remember the Warren Commission - reference the Kennedy Assassination authorized by LBJ.

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Response to Dan (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:36 PM

3. Just think

its likely a congressional issue. Id love it if he could though.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #3)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:37 PM

4. See my edit.

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Response to Dan (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:41 PM

6. The Warren Commission was authorized by a joint resolution of Congress

 

That's where it got its ability to compel testimony.

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Response to Dan (Reply #7)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:07 PM

9. If you're going to use Wikipedia as a source

 

The U.S. Congress passed Senate Joint Resolution 137 authorizing the Presidential appointed Commission to report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, mandating the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #6)

Tue May 18, 2021, 11:00 PM

14. always nice to see FACTS interjected into pure speculation... thanks SS

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:38 PM

5. He could create one

 

If he wanted it to be anything more than an advisory commission with a very limited budget and no subpoena authority, he'd have to get Congressional authorization and appropriations. It would be pretty much a non-starter if done by executive order.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:45 PM

8. Okay, I accept that

But Biden could get things started...and sometimes all we need is to get started.

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Response to Dan (Reply #8)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:10 PM

10. Congress has already gotten things started

 

And they are much farther along than Biden would likely get any time soon.

Congress is in the process of doing exactly what you seem to be calling on Biden to do. And it would take months for the Administration to put this together. This isn't 1963 and this isn't the Kennedy Assassination.

I don't understand why you're calling on Biden to get started on what Congress is already pretty far along the way in doing.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #10)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:24 PM

11. As long as the ball is rolling...

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #10)

Wed May 19, 2021, 07:19 AM

16. I was thinking about the resistance to this from the GOP.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:53 PM

12. Or the AG?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #12)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:58 PM

13. That Would Be a Grand Jury, Sir

And a grand one it would be to see, too.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 12:04 AM

15. President' Commission on Campus Unrest (Scranton Commission), 1970

sure he can.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #15)

Wed May 19, 2021, 08:03 AM

17. True. But these kinds of Presidential Commissions are usually only advisory

 

Unless Congress authorizes funding and enforcement tools, there's only so much they can do.

And presidential commissions were viewed and responded to very differently in the 1960s and 70s. Things are much different now.

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