Impeachment process

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  1. stpaulcat

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    I do not understand why Democrats on Judiciary don't call the Republicans bluff and allow Republicans' call the Bidens, Schiff, Trump (to defend himself) and others to testify, in return for Guiliani, Mulvaney and Pompeo testifying under oath.
     
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    Where does that article say that Bolton was subpoenaed? Because it doesn't. In fact, your article explicitly says that Bolton was not subpoenaed.
     
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    “That lawsuit was brought by Bolton’s former deputy Charles Kupperman after he was subpoenaed by lawmakers.”

    Not directly Bolton to date, but his deputy. Bolton seems to want some CYA, which strikes me as odd.
     
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    Yeah, I assume the “he” in the sentence was Bolton.
     
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    You assume wrong. If you had instead assumed it was Kupperman, then you would have been right. And then your article said:

    "House leaders also chose not to subpoena Bolton after he missed his scheduled testimony Thursday."
     
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    You seem good at reading.
     
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    A Faux News judicial analyst is saying that ignoring the subpoenas is actually obstruction and an impeachable offense.

    Following George Washington University law scholar Jonathan Turley's testimony at Wednesday's impeachment hearing, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano disagreed with his stated argument that President Trump had the authority to disregard a subpoena issued by Congress.

    “He can't. That's what Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were charged with. ... You don’t have to comply with it, you have to challenge it or comply with it. Ignoring it is obstruction of Congress,” Napolitano told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, refuting Turley’s point that Trump was justified in commanding members of the administration not to comply.​

    So after initially denying military aid to Ukraine unless they did him a "favor" of announcing an investigation of Joe Biden, Trump is digging a himself a deeper hole by telling his subordinates to ignore the subpoenas by Congress.
     

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