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Trump’s ongoing obstruction ‘is pissing people off’ – as conservatives are terrified it will backfire

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President Donald Trump has declared that he’ll fight any subpoenas that come out of investigations into wrongdoing by the Trump campaign, inaugural committee and administration.

Even some conservatives are worried about the precedent that might set.

Writing in the Washington Examiner, Colin Wilhelm and Melissa Quinn say that Trump’s actions would have disastrous consequences.

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“President Trump’s vow to fight ‘all the subpoenas’ from House Democrats threatens a constitutional balance struck between the executive branch and Congress for the last 90 years,” they write.

“Legal experts from different political standpoints say that, by resisting congressional inquiries on flimsy grounds, Trump could prompt House Democrats to pursue impeachment in the near term and weaken the legal standing of the executive branch to resist future probes.”

They interview Morton Rosenberg, a former Congressional Research Service expert on congressional oversight matters and a fellow with the Federalist Society, a conservative law group.

“This is constitutional crisis time. It truly is,” he told the Washington Examiner.

Other legal experts denounced Trump’s strategy. It’s “not really our system of government” and that “it’s a ludicrous argument on many scores,” said Daniel Shaviro, a New York University law professor and former legislation attorney for the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

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Josh Chafetz, a Cornell University law professor, pointed out that the President’s tactic could also backfire politically.

“I think Trump may actually be pushing people towards supporting impeachment because this across-the-board stonewalling is pissing people off,” Chafetz told The Washington Examiner.

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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