While Democrats pursue their investigation into voter suppression, we wonder...will that include efforts to suppress votes cast by non-citizens?
No, That's OK though, it's the "Good Kind of Corruption".
All The Democrats' Investigations: House Ready To "Let The Subpoenas Fly" Early Next Year
by Tyler Durden
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:00
As Nancy Pelosi made abundantly clear before her party wrested control of the House on Tuesday, the Democrats will waste little time before they "let the subpoenas fly" after taking control of the House in January. So many potential investigation threads have been reported in the media, that it can be difficult to keep track. We already know that Democrats are planning to investigate Trump's ties to his business and whether he profited off foreign dignitaries. Trump's tax returns are expected to be targeted (Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee could invoke an arcane Congressional rule to force the IRS to hand over Trump's returns), and - of course - his mysterious ties with Russia. And who could forget the FBI's handling of the expanded Kavanaugh background check, where Democrats suspect that the White House and/or Senate Republicans interceded to exclude certain key "witnesses" (none of whom are believed to have actually witnessed Kavanaugh sexually assault women).
Well, to this list we can add a couple more possibilities. Because in an interview with Axios' new HBO Sunday politics show, incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff revealed that Dems are planning to extensively investiagate whether Trump's blood feud with the US media drove him to commit potentially illegal acts. For starters, they're planning to investigate Trump's crackdown on the press following his White House briefing room battle with CNN's Jim Acosta (which resulted in Acosta having his credentials revoked), his efforts to browbeat the Postmaster General into raising shipping rates on Amazon packages (in an effort to get back at the Washington Post), and any role he might have played in the DOJ's decision to try and stop the merger of Time Warner and AT&T (Time Warner owns CNN).
House Democrats plan to investigate whether President Trump abused White House power by targeting - and trying to punish with "instruments of state power" - The Washington Post and CNN, incoming House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in an interview for "Axios on HBO."
Continuing with the press freedom theme, Schiff suggested that Trump's blood feud with Amazon is grounded in his hatred of the Washington Post, and that Trump has sought to economically punish Amazon as payback for its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos's ownership of the Post.
"This appears to be an effort by the president to use the instruments of state power to punish Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post," Schiff said. Jeff Bezos is founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon, and owns the Washington Post.
And then there's CNN:
2) Schiff said Congress also need to examine whether Trump attempted to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner as payback to CNN.
"We don't know, for example, whether the effort to hold up the merger of the parent of CNN was a concern over antitrust, or whether this was an effort merely to punish CNN," Schiff said.
While wildfires burn through his home state, Schiff has apparently been busy this weekend rushing from one interview to the next. In a Sunday appearance on "Meet the Press," Schiff elaborated on the Democrats' plans for "holding Trump accountable" after offering a token criticism about Trump's "callous" tweet about the California wildfires...
"Trump...is only the president, I think in his view, of those who voted for him. The rest, he could care less."
...Schiff immediately moved on to discussing several of the many threads that the House Intel Committee will be pursuing in its quest to hold Trump accountable for whatever the scandal du jour is...This week, it's possible conflicts involving Trump's acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker.
Whitaker isn't legally required to recuse himself from the Russia probe (though there might be broader constitutional issues surrounding his appointment that Schiff, for whatever reason, didn't want to get into), but the acting attorney general would do well to remember that the Democrats are planning to stick to him like white on rice...and that any slip-up - however minor - will immediately face searing public scrutiny.
"If he doesn't recuse himself if he has any involvement whatsoever in this Russia probe...we are going to find out whether he made commitments to the president about the probe, whether he is serving as a back channel to the president or his lawyers about the probe, whether he's doing anything to interfere with the probe...Mr. Whitaker needs to understand that he will be called to answer and that any role that he plays will be exposed to the public."
More more more of the same
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11- ... h-cnn-wapo