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News & Current Events Discuss Brett Kavanaugh said Congress should hold presidents accountable. William Barr agreed at the General Forum; I wonder if Congress will take another Brett Kavanaughoism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SwwyqhJMs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SwwyqhJMs <Since taking control of the House, Democrats have launched ...

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I wonder if Congress will take another Brett Kavanaughoism.


<Since taking control of the House, Democrats have launched wide-ranging investigations into President Trump, his campaign, his administration and his family business operations. Republicans in Congress have criticized the moves as part of an effort to disrupt Trump’s presidency and argued that they cover the same ground as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia probe. But by conducting their own investigations, Democrats are taking the exact course of action two of Trump’s most prominent nominees previously proposed.>

<During Kenneth Starr’s investigation into President Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Brett M. Kavanaugh and William P. Barr argued that waiting on the counsel’s report would be an abdication of Congress’s constitutional duty. Both men unequivocally supported rigorous congressional oversight apart from — or perhaps even instead of — a counsel investigation. But with Trump in office, Republicans have spent two years defying that very argument.>

<Barr, at his January confirmation hearing, agreed, suggesting that if a president is found to have violated a statute, he “would be accountable politically.”>

<In response to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) regarding Trump’s potential use of the pardon power, he said: “Under the Constitution, the president’s power to pardon is broad. However, like any other power, the power to pardon is subject to abuse. A president who abuses his or her pardon power can be held accountable in a number of different ways by Congress and the electorate.”>

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Isn't this the guy that drugged women and gang raped them?
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I agree that a president should be held accountable, but so should Congress. Right now Congress is the greater problem, with many kowtowing to special interests instead of serving their constituency. We currently have homeless veterans sleeping in the streets while illegal aliens are given free everything instead of instant deportation, and this is very, very wrong. We have a Congress that refuses to prevent illegal aliens from voting, and this is wrong. Our country is either invading or maintaining an armed presence in other countries instead of protecting our own borders, and this is very, very wrong. The list goes on...
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This logic only works for unreasonable people who believe nitpicking like little children and scouring every unturned rock with fingers crossed hoping to find smoking guns = Oversight...

But as a side note, the article title is extraordinarily misleading...

The subject was PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS"...

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A president who abuses his or her pardon power can be held accountable in a number of different ways by Congress and the electorate.”
Besides the omission of the subject in the headline (), Kavanaugh said "CAN", yet the headline says "SHOULD", which was NOT what was said...
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This logic only works for unreasonable people who believe nitpicking like little children and scouring every unturned rock with fingers crossed hoping to find smoking guns = Oversight...

But as a side note, the article title is extraordinarily misleading...

The subject was PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS"...



Besides the omission of the subject in the headline (), Kavanaugh said "CAN", yet the headline says "SHOULD", which was NOT what was said...
Fake news lying media at work.
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"<During Kenneth Starrís investigation into President Bill Clintonís affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Brett M. Kavanaugh and William P. Barr argued that waiting on the counselís report would be an abdication of Congressís constitutional duty. Both men unequivocally supported rigorous congressional oversight apart from ó or perhaps even instead of ó a counsel investigation. But with Trump in office, Republicans have spent two years defying that very argument.> "

Where is this statement wrong?
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Trump threatens violence again as we await the Mueller report: "I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump ó I have the tough people, but they donít play it tough ó until they go to a certain point and then it would be very bad, very bad."
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