If you thought the media and the Democrats went crazy during the first two years of Trump’s presidency, just wait and see now nutso they go during the second two years. Democrats are already planning to investigate everything under the sun related to Trump and are preparing a ‘subpoena cannon’ to constantly fire at him. This is all a plan to find anything they can to try and impeach Trump.
AXIOS – House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings to the Space Force to his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us.
What they’re saying: One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon.
Incoming House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told “Axios on HBO” that he expects Trump to resist the committees’ requests, demands and subpoenas — likely pushing fights over documents and testimony as far as the Supreme Court.
Top Democrats, who had largely avoided the subject during the campaign, now tell us they plan to almost immediately begin exploring possible grounds for impeachment. A public report by Robert Mueller would ignite the kindling.
Tom Steyer, the liberal activist who spent more than $100 million during the campaign to build support for impeachment, said establishment leaders who are trying to postpone talk of impeachment are “the outliers”: “80 percent of registered Democrats think … we’re right.”
Two of the most powerful incoming chairs tell “Axios on HBO” that they are plotting action far beyond Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
1) Schiff, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee, told us he wants to help special counsel Robert Mueller, and plans to release — with some redactions of classified material — transcripts of dozens of interviews the committee conducted during its own Russia probe.
Schiff says these transcripts contain numerous possible contradictions with other testimony and facts that have come to light, meaning possible legal jeopardy for the witnesses, who have included White House officials and alumni.
“I want to make sure that Bob Mueller has the advantage of the evidence that we’ve been able to gather,” Schiff said. “But equally important: that Bob Mueller is in a position to determine whether people knowingly committed perjury before our committee.”
Asked if there are real questions about contradictions between the testimony of Roger Stone, a close ally of the Trump campaign, and emails that have surfaced since then, Schiff said: “That is certainly the case.”
Schiff said: “We’re going to want to look at what leverage the Russians may have over the president of the United States.”
2) Incoming House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey of New York, a close ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said “yes” to each of a long list of possible investigative targets, including the Space Force, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, White House security clearances, White House use of personal email and more.
“We have our boxing gloves on,” Lowey said. “I’m ready. And so is Nancy.”
There’s two ways to look at this. One is with dread, because it’s going to make the next two years difficult to enjoy for both Trump and the American people.
But the other is with glee at their potential overreach…
Dem overreach now certain. Trump 2020 looking good. https://t.co/069WobSIqh— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 12, 2018
If the Democrats overplay their hand, which is what it sounds like they intend to do, they risk making Trump a victim which could make his 2020 election effort all that much easier.
But it’s a long way between then and now and at the moment I’m more in the ‘dread’ category.