Thursday, January 5, 2017

From Our "We Thought The Police State Would Take Longer" Dept.: Political Staffers Given Subpoena Power

A GOP-authored provision inserted into a House rules package will allow congressional staffers to question subjects of GOP inquiries under oath without the presence of a congressional member in some cases.
"Freely handing out the power to compel any American to appear, sit in a room, and answer staff’s invasive questions on the record -- without members even being required to be present -- is truly unprecedented, unwarranted, and offensive," she said. [...] Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said, “This rules change represents a shocking continuation and expansion of House Republicans’ abusing of congressional processes to intimidate private citizens
Welcome to never ending Congressional hearings that Congressmen don't even have to attend.

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