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House readies contempt resolution as Pompeo defies subpoenas

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 Mike Pompeo in contempt after he has repeatedly rejected the committee’s subpoenas for records related to Ukraine that the department has turned over to the Republican-led Senate.

What's Pompeo hiding. Like Trump he has no respect for US systems beyond feeding the defense industries. He's just another thug in Trump's thugocracy.

'Laws and rules are for peasants, not the 'elite'. ohmy har har pffft

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The Trump administration continues to erode the system of checks and balances the founding fathers put in place, yet it and Trump’s supporters claim to respect the founding fathers.

It won’t be long before we have Trump supporters here trying to convince us that Trump’s people ignoring subpoenas is legitimate because LIBERALS!

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The rogue rule of Trump & Friends needs to be rolled up starting now BEFORE the November election. Those Americans who refuse to acknowledge the lawlessness of the major players in Trump's government must be made to see the corruption by having their noses rubbed in the filth of Trump's egregious maladministration so that they can smell the covfefe and can cast their ballots with a good conscience, which would mean NOT thoughtlessly deciding on the incumbent first and then inventing a reason to support their emotional and irrational choice. Low hanging fruit and easy pickins Pompeo has plenty of dirt soiling his vest and if he is grilled and hauled over the coals he will surely squeal. If he falls, other dominoes will follow. The Dems needn't wait until November to drain the slimy orange swamp.

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So Pompeo can't give a speech supporting Trump, but the last president and his wife can bash the sitting president all they want. I see. Yeah that's really fair.

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So Pompeo can't give a speech supporting Trump

It will be interesting to learn whether Pompeo violated the Hatch Act,

The Hatch Act of 1939An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law. Its main provision prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government,[3] except the president and vice president,[4] from engaging in some forms of political activity. 

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but the last president and his wife can bash the sitting president all they want. 

See US Constitution 'freedom of speech'

Why do Trump and his supporters have such disdain for US laws. Matryoshka dolls each and all.

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Pompeo is as crooked as they come.

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So Pompeo can't give a speech supporting Trump, but the last president and his wife can bash the sitting president all they want. I see. Yeah that's really fair.

You clearly don’t understand the Hatch Act or the first amendment. Oh my!

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Lock him up.

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The Hatch Act is a joke under the corrupt trump administration.

Unless we have serious consequences for violations with jail time, criminal administrations like trump’s will keep violating it.

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What's Pompeo hiding.

Probably nothing.

Like Trump he has no respect for US systems

Oh, don't go there, remember Eric Holder? let's not go into the thuggery realm

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The Hatch Act is a joke under the corrupt trump administration.

As it was under the Obama admin.

Unless we have serious consequences for violations with jail time, criminal administrations like trump’s will keep violating it.

I do remember way back in the time machine that Kathleen Sebelius violate the Hatch Act to campaign for Obama. She was found to have broken the law by the Office of Special Counsel which referred the manner to the White House for discipline and Obama did nothing and No one gave a fig. Get over it. Dems can't claim holy ground on anything.

Anyone remember when they violated the Hatch Act and weaponized the IRS and law enforcement agencies to take out conservative donors, I do in 2012? I sure do.

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few weeks ago it was Barr the liberals had the panties in a bunch about.

Now its Pompeo. Next week, someone else.

The Hatch Act. Yeah, thats gonna win the election for the Dems!

Impeach 45!- again.

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Pompeo, Barr, Trump - lock 'em all up. Either in jail or in a secure fat farm.

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Another concoction like how they framed Trump for the Russian collusion or whatever.

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Looks like Mike is going to join Manafort at Club Fed....

Save a bunk for Donald - he'll be joining you after his conviction in the illegal Stormy payoff case - and just wait until the NYSD Attorney gets those tax records....

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