Last Friday, the troika of mental defectives running the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees issued subpoenas to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding documents associated with President Trump’s phone call to Ukraine President Zelensky and to make himself and five other officials involved in the call available for depositions.
“Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry.” Mike Pompeo subpoena requires Ukraine documents by October 4. https://t.co/JQocr8Lw2S pic.twitter.com/vW96g1yZXS
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) September 27, 2019
What had the left orgasmic was the “Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry” line which is meaningless unless or until someone takes any allegation by these clowns of “obstruction” seriously. That isn’t going to happen until there is a Democrat in the White House.
Best casing it, this is just a fishing expedition that probably will not withstand legal scrutiny by an appeals court or the Supreme Court, though it is virtually certain that an Obama judge will give a victory to them at district court level. What is actually up is House Democrats trying to use this information to keep a steady drumbeat of leaks and announcements to create the impression of misconduct where none took place.
Today Pompeo responded
JUST IN: Sec. Pompeo responds to subpoena, saying requested deposition dates "are not feasible;" asserts Democrats' request “can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly" State Dept. officials. https://t.co/2OeroCnGYE pic.twitter.com/Z6GYHgif19
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 1, 2019
I don’t know how this plays out. The one thing for certain is that if it goes into the courts, it will not be decided before next year and it is difficult to see how the Democrats keep this particular leaky balloon inflated if the have active resistance from the executive branch.