“We serve at the pleasure…”
That is a phrase we often hear about cabinet officials, including the Attorney General.
When Eric Holder told the media he was Obama’s wingman, nobody batted an eyelash.
Now that William Barr is defending his president, everyone is up in arms.
Well, they are really going to be furious now that the DOJ has informed House Democrats their subpoenas are considered to be “legally invalid” unless administration officials are allowed to have legal representation present while testifying.
Time to Play by the Rules
Ever since Democrats took over the House, they have been trying to rewrite the rules, but that is about to change.
The Department of Justice is finally standing up to this ridiculous impeachment inquiry and insisting Democrats follow the legal rules already in place.
As such, the DOJ announced, “Congressional committees participating in an impeachment inquiry may not validly compel executive branch witnesses to testify about matters that potentially involve information protected by executive privilege without the assistance of agency counsel.
“Congressional subpoenas that purport to require executive branch witnesses to appear without agency counsel in these circumstances are legally invalid and are not subject to civil or criminal enforcement.”
Additionally, the DOJ has determined that any subpoenas that were issued before the official impeachment inquiry vote took place are invalid because they were “not properly authorized.”
The statement read that the House “had not vested any committee in the current Congress with the authority to issue subpoenas in connection with an impeachment inquiry.
“As a result, subpoenas issued before that date purporting to be ‘pursuant to’ an impeachment inquiry were not properly authorized.”
It’s a New Day
Up until this week, the impeachment has been nothing more than a nuisance for this administration.
After the vote, however, things became much more serious.
With public hearings slated to start next week, this administration and Republicans in office need to be willing to roll up their sleeves and fight back with every trick they have or Democrats will be able to pull off the biggest coup this world has ever seen.