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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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Armed security forces in DC are refusing to identify their agencies — sparking condemnation

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Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/ciVDtP8ndk

— Dan Friedman (@dfriedman33) June 2, 2020

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