Fri, 7 June 2019
House Democrats officially introduce a contempt resolution for Barr and McGahn.
Wait a second... the resolution would not hold Barr in contempt of Congress. It just says that committees could ask judges to please order people to comply with congressional subpoenas, so that refusal would then be a contempt of court, not contempt of Congress… and no one’s talking here about inherent contempt, but statutory contempt...
Most of us haven’t a clue about what’s going on here. Lucky for us, we have David Waldman, with decades of law and DC experience to help explain. Even better, David’s descriptions of 11 dimensional chess moves and Democratic ”tactical reversals” on subpoenas lured the doubly fluent Armando to Skype in and help consider what has been done and what can be done before Democrats just give up.
If that isn’t enough expertise for you, David fills out the last half of KITM talking to Ryan Grim, author of We Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement, to advise us on how we can win with our integrity intact.