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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 04:42 PM

Question for the legal/political pundits

Nicolle Wallace opened 'Deadline White House' with some comments from a NY Times article...below is the gist:

“The Select Committee entering uncharted waters…agonizing over what to do with the group of Republicans…intent on stonewalling the Jan 6 probe…for weeks [the Committee] have agonized over how aggressive to be in pursuing sitting members of Congress…[weighed] against the potential legal difficulty and political consequences…”

In other words, they're afraid to subpoena McCarthy, Jordan and whomever else they have on the list.

I can guess the political consequences but not the legal.

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Response to Septua (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 06:02 PM

1. Not sure why a member of Congress would legally be exempt from any subpoena...

Article from the Atlantic discussing the issue..
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/congress-can-subpoena-its-own-members/619888/

Someone subpoenaed could challenge it in the courts and ultimately it would be up to them to decide.


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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 06:08 PM

2. I don't consider The NYT to be a reliable source. They have an agenda and it's not to

support truth and justice.

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Response to Septua (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 06:25 PM

3. I don't think they are agonizing

Just NY Times making stuff up.

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