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House Committee Threatens Former Trump Officials with Arrest by US Marshals

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As if the nation weren’t divided enough, Raw Story is reporting, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) made a stunning announcement on the MSNBC show, Morning Joe. Murphy is calling for “fines or jail time for former Trump advisers who flout orders for their testimony and documents related to the insurrection….”

The subpoenas went to former President Trump officials, including his chief of staff, Mark Meadows.

Murphy said, “I want to know how much planning was involved, who was involved in the planning, who funded it, how they — what their intent was when they came into that day, and then what they knew as that day unfolded and the safety and security of people like the vice president and members of Congress were at risk, [and] what they did, either to respond or not respond on that occasion.”

Many Americans want to know what happened. But the government hasn’t exactly been forthcoming. In August, the NWO Report said the DOJ admitted to “withholding potentially exculpatory evidence in January 6 criminal cases….”

Revolver News has an ongoing, in-depth investigation, which has evidence of potential significant FBI involvement in the January 6, 2021 riot. According to Raw Story’s reporting, Murphy believes U.S. Marshals could be called upon to take former Trump staffers into custody if they fail to appear to testify.

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The China Post reported, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) suggested on CNN that some in the House are discussing $5,000 per day fines for “witnesses who don’t comply.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said, “Congress will have to figure out how can we use our financial power, how can we use our other powers, to make sure we get answers to these legitimate questions.”

But Meadows and others subpoenaed have invoked Executive Privilege as the reason for their declining to appear.

The House Democrats’ intent to enforce the subpoenas by using a strict interpretation and enforcement of federal law comes against a backdrop of a current administration that refuses to enforce current congressionally passed immigration laws. An apparent contradiction that can confuse Americans who support the equal application of laws.

Rep. Murphy added, “We will use everything… all of the agencies and all the tools at our disposal to issue the subpoenas and enforce them…” against Republicans.

One area of contention is the separation of powers of the three branches of government. The essential question is, can the House use its power to control another branch of government? That is a question that may call upon the other branch of government to answer: The U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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Steve Pomper is an author, freelance writer, and retired Seattle police officer. During his career, he served as a field training officer, on the Community Police Team, and as a mountain bike patrol coordinator. He’s written five books, including The Obama Gang and De-Policing America, and he is a contributor to the National Police Association and a freelance writer for The Tatum Report.

Originally from New England, he’s a Boston sports fan. He now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Jody, a retired firefighter. He enjoys spending time with his adult kids and three grandchildren.




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