Kirsters Baish’s Opinion – Speculation – Analysis -| ICYMI – This story first broke right before May, around the time of the release of the Mueller report. Because of the window it provides into the mind of Mr. Nadler & likely his colleagues, we thought it was worth revisiting. Power at all any cost … and what good is power to these folks if they do not USE (ABUSE) it …?
Democratic House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York suggested earlier in April that Trump officials who do not comply with congressional subpoenas be fined $20,000 per day.
The Gateway Pundit reports, “Nadler joined WCBS on Monday to discuss the Democrat strategy to force Trump officials to testify before Congress. Nadler told WCBS 880 that he will call on the Sergeant at Arms to arrest Trump officials. And then fine them $20,000 daily until they appear.”
Nadler stated, “Someone is in contempt of Congress, you send the Sergeant at Arms and you arrest them. Alternatively you fine him $20,000 a day, whatever. We could do this.”
Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, says President Trump can’t just ignore Congressional subpoenas as he says he will.
Nadler calls it “a fundamental bid to take power away from Congress and give it to the president – to make the president much more of a monarch.”
“We cannot allow that,” Nadler continued. “Any president, any administration must be held accountable and Congress must be able to do its job.”
The President’s tax returns have been subpoenaed by Congress, in addition to documents relating to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The Trump White House has called the subpoena requests for the President’s tax returns “unconstitutional.”
“Nadler is ready to take drastic action to get the Trump administration to comply,” reports WCBS880.
“Someone is in contempt of Congress, you send the Sergeant at Arms and you arrest them. Alternatively you fine him $20,000 a day, whatever,” Nadler stated. “We could do this.”
UPDATE: Here we are nearly 4 months later and, to the best of my knowledge, the Democrats have not followed through on a these threats.