| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

House Democrats Consider Contempt Charges Against Trump Officials


Democrats in the House of Representatives
may not actually be done trying to hold some members of the Trump administration accountable. According to reports earlier this week, there
are certain members of Democrats in the House who still want to hold the Trump officials
who refuse to comply with subpoenas in contempt. They want to file those charges. They want to show the country that, hey, yeah,
impeachment may be over, but still along the way, these guys literally broke the law and
we have to hold them accountable. There is apparently a another faction of Democrats
in the House of Representatives who still want to subpoena John Bolton. They want to know, because John Bolton has
said very clearly Donald Trump did in fact direct the hold of aid to Ukraine because
he wanted them to announce an investigation into Joe Biden and that’s the quid pro quo. That’s what impeachment was all about. John Bolton has confirmed that and they want
to hear from him directly in the House and I will say about both of these ideas, I 100%
agree. Is it going to change anything? No, no, it won’t and that’s why you do it. Ethics are what we do when nobody cares, when
nobody is watching and when nothing changes and this is the part where Democrats can show
that they still have ethics. That they still care about the rule of law
and that they’re not going to let this guy in the White House run rough shot over the
entire constitution. That’s why we have to hold these people in
contempt. Now, I am not wanting to rehash impeachment,
but I do want John Bolton to go and testify to get that information into the congressional
record where it will live forever. Again, is it going to change anything? No, but future generations can go back and
look at it. They can read it. Future members of Congress, future lawyers,
they could teach courses on this and they probably will in the future, folks, and that’s
why this is important, not for us, but for the future. The public has done with impeachment. I understand that and a lot of Democrats in
the House are on the side of let’s not do any of this. Let’s move on. Let’s focus on election messaging. That’s what’s important this year and it is
important, but so too is the rule of law. So too is the fact that this administration
made you look like a bunch of idiots and just said, no, we’re not going to comply with subpoenas. We’re going to break the law when you are
accusing us of breaking the law. What you’re going to do about it? No folks, that’s not how this works. Show them what you’re going to do about it. But some Democrats still out there saying
like, well, we need to focus on our election messaging. Y’all can do two things at the same time. I’ve seen it. You just did it throughout the impeachment
thing. Even though Republicans claimed you didn’t,
you were able to, but now suddenly you’re saying you’re not able to do this? That’s a lie. You’re scared. You’re scared that it’s going to hurt you
in an election where Donald Trump is still struggling to get an approval rating of at
least 50% in more than one poll. This isn’t going to hurt you. It may not necessarily help you, but it sure
as hell isn’t going to hurt you. But you know what it will help? It will help some people believe that the
Democrats still care about the rule of law too. That they are actually out there fighting
for us and that this whole thing wasn’t just a witch hunt for political gain. When somebody breaks the law, you hold them
accountable. You have a responsibility and an oath that
you took to the constitution to do that, Democrats. So stop being terrified. Stop making up pathetic little excuses. Do your jobs and show the American public
that you still got a little bit of fight in you.

100 Comments

Ram

Mar 3, 2020, 4:58 pm Reply

Too lil too late? Wtf are you guys doing?

mzavros

Mar 3, 2020, 4:59 pm Reply

Pelosi and Schumer are weak and ineffectual. They have to go.

Stan M

Mar 3, 2020, 5:00 pm Reply

US has no rules of law.. give it break,

Kelly W.

Mar 3, 2020, 5:02 pm Reply

I totally agree that these enabling cover up artists need to be held accountable!! They've violated the law…this is AMERICA and if everyday citizens are held accountable then they should be NO DIFFERENT!! LOCK ALL OF THEM UP…THROW AWAY THE KEY!

Warren Hammond

Mar 3, 2020, 5:03 pm Reply

As a Canadian and fallow the USA politics and the whole trump crap I think that the democrat's should have after the subpoena were issued and where ignored, automatically held them in contempt as it would have taken Trump down a notch and they may have thought twice about the subpoenas. I think they need to show them that just because they are trump henchmen they cant get away with the law. This would have sent a major message.
I Think they should fallow through as a few days in jail would change there minds.
I don't understand how your system is falling apart and no one wants to do the right thing very sad.

Gw Gw

Mar 3, 2020, 5:04 pm Reply

Nothing going to happen…we shall see

Ricky Bills

Mar 3, 2020, 5:05 pm Reply

They stonewalled the impeachment process through contempt. Politics!

Terry Gonzalez

Mar 3, 2020, 5:06 pm Reply

They should. If any of us refused to respond to a subpoena we would be in jail for it

suzi perret

Mar 3, 2020, 5:08 pm Reply

Block : newsmax.com

Ron Caron

Mar 3, 2020, 5:09 pm Reply

BOLTON ( & others) CRAPPED on the HOUSE FLOOR! HE (they) NEEDS TO HAVE HIS NOSE PUSHED INTO HIS bullSHIT! He agreed to Testify later, because HE KNEW IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN! Show the Voters, That "NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!" Nazi War Criminals were prosecuted, 50 years after WW2

suzi perret

Mar 3, 2020, 5:09 pm Reply

Quid pro quo baby!

Robert Chung

Mar 3, 2020, 5:12 pm Reply

Finally

meaux gendron

Mar 3, 2020, 5:15 pm Reply

They know they can, they know they can… The Little Democrats that could… LMAO!!!
Over 3 years and they still can't get rid of a dumbass… Begs the question, 'Who are the real Dumbasses? LOL!

plunkc

Mar 3, 2020, 5:15 pm Reply

Arrest everyone that did not comply with the subpoena.

Erik Roberts

Mar 3, 2020, 5:18 pm Reply

Democrats, pathetic little excuses are for Republicans. Try not to be like them.

Ashura

Mar 3, 2020, 5:22 pm Reply

Consider more like we are giving the image of strength and don't really care cuz we fucked up during impeachment and went the weakest route.

Kathy WILLIAMS

Mar 3, 2020, 5:24 pm Reply

It should have been done a long time ago! It is a matter of ethics and should be permanently recorded in the congressional record!

Bob leroy

Mar 3, 2020, 5:28 pm Reply

Subpoena trumps kids and yes file charges for these people now. Get Bolton too, do your jobs or you look like you don’t care about us Americans

D. Price

Mar 3, 2020, 5:43 pm Reply

Put every last one in JAIL!!!! They are Breaking The Law!!

Ken Bugbee

Mar 3, 2020, 5:44 pm Reply

Keep beating that dead horse.
The corrupt treasonous Dumpacraps have tried repeatedly to overthrow the presidency , and have justifiably failed every time .

Kenny C Nez

Mar 3, 2020, 5:49 pm Reply

All of them

Marva Lyddon

Mar 3, 2020, 5:51 pm Reply

I think they should jail ,and fine them for each day they refuse to comply. I bet they start showing up real quick.

Charlie Cross

Mar 3, 2020, 5:51 pm Reply

Arrest them all lock them up and prosecute them and throw them in PRISON!

2PointsAboveCrazy

Mar 3, 2020, 5:52 pm Reply

YES! YES! You have push this as far and as hard as you can. YOU OWE IT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE US. DO YOUR DAM JOB!

Matt Dizak

Mar 3, 2020, 5:53 pm Reply

This is an absolutely horrible idea. The Democrats do know there's a public health crisis going on right now, right?

Sonja Baris

Mar 3, 2020, 5:54 pm Reply

Elitist Dems will consider it but do nothing. They are Republican Light after all and approve damn near everything the Republikkkans want. 😒

Peggy Mason

Mar 3, 2020, 5:54 pm Reply

Good!! I'm glad they want to hold them accountable and in contemp. People who do wrong MUST be held accountable. It is imperative.

MELVIN Pender

Mar 3, 2020, 5:54 pm Reply

I agree with you 150% because all those people that didn't show up they need to be prosecuted cuz if you are I had not showed up when the court system causes for jury duty or anything else they were a lockout ass up it's time Democrats to stand up for the rule of law and that is the law we can do two things at one time we can show them that we are better than what we are getting America stand up for the b***** that the Republican party hanse's on a day-to-day basis

C W

Mar 3, 2020, 5:55 pm Reply

Lol, ok, i believe them like i believe susan collins

Carla Costa

Mar 3, 2020, 5:58 pm Reply

Why don't they subpoena Lev Parnas? I wonder if they had any ethics in the first place? Any of them except the Squad!

J Lavem

Mar 3, 2020, 6:00 pm Reply

This should've been done at the time and they should've been arrested.

Aaron M

Mar 3, 2020, 6:09 pm Reply

Literally, nobody gives a fuck. Everyone that's not on the far right knows they're all corrupt so this doesn't change anything. And the people on the Right actually want corrupt officials that are willing to break every law imaginable in their pursuit of screwing over the whole planet.

I used to watch movies about evil villains that are seeking power just to cause misery and death. I always thought it was an impossible concept that was used just to create a good guy vs bad guy dynamic. But here we are and we have an entire political party that actively seeks to cause pain and suffering and enjoys it. Talk to your republican aunt about immigrants and I can guarantee at some point she'll bring up guns and shooting them.

They're sick and deranged and don't deserve to be called human.

Jewel

Mar 3, 2020, 6:21 pm Reply

WAIT!!!! yes wait til tRump is out of office– then charge the entire gang of crooks [SWAMP]!!!!!!!!!!

R.E. Tired

Mar 3, 2020, 6:24 pm Reply

That's all they will do, "consider it" if You or I or Joe Public did the same, we would of been jailed the same day. Will you useless people (Dems and Repubs) take your fingers out of your ass and do something.

James Clark

Mar 3, 2020, 6:35 pm Reply

Hold them in contempt. If I got a sopena i would have to appear or go to jail and So should they as no one is above the law.
John needs to testify. So it will last till america falls.

DragonAlchemist0

Mar 3, 2020, 6:39 pm Reply

They would did this when they ignored the legal obligation to show up at the hearings.

Evelyn Rodriguez

Mar 3, 2020, 6:50 pm Reply

Donald Trump should have never been president in the first place the crook should have been lock up centuries ago for all the coruptive crimes and Fraud s he has committed all these yrs.

Maedora Smith

Mar 3, 2020, 6:53 pm Reply

I hope they are not done our country depends on them to stop trump and his CRONIES lest we end up like Russia

Gary Albert

Mar 3, 2020, 6:55 pm Reply

So agree with everything you have said in this video post….
It should have been pursued from the start..
All this inaction does is set a precedent for the future that subpoenas can be ignored without any legal consequences…

cindy o

Mar 3, 2020, 7:00 pm Reply

Go Democrats. Why should these criminals not be held accountable like the rest of us???

Marylou Kaplan

Mar 3, 2020, 7:05 pm Reply

We stand with your statement!!!

David S.

Mar 3, 2020, 7:25 pm Reply

And if they do they will fall flat on their faces again. Forget it. The Democrats are fixing their own primary and does anyone actually believe that they will be listened to? Don't talk to me about ethics, you friggin' loser. The Democrats are the more unethical party of the two. Look what they are doing to Bernie. I'm done watching you, jackass. You're a total idiot. Bald headed fart.

jeff wolf

Mar 3, 2020, 7:30 pm Reply

Not only in contempt they need to be charged and jailed for absurdly ridiculous crimes

gigi McClung

Mar 3, 2020, 7:31 pm Reply

Where is John Bolton's book..

Chris Bading

Mar 3, 2020, 7:57 pm Reply

Democrats should just follow the Republicans lead and refuse to comply with any subpoenas….

GRAY FOX

Mar 3, 2020, 8:00 pm Reply

They all need to be criminally charged and on the congressional books for failing to answer a subpoena.

Laughingskull08

Mar 3, 2020, 8:02 pm Reply

Its too little, much too late. Trump should have been removed years ago. The fact that it wasn't done, shows that this country is not free.

Citizen x

Mar 3, 2020, 8:11 pm Reply

What about Jim Jordan,devin nunes

mick mccrory

Mar 3, 2020, 8:17 pm Reply

This might have been useful…….6 months ago.

Scott Miller

Mar 3, 2020, 8:28 pm Reply

I hold the majority of the chumplican party, aka former Republicans responsible and would like to jail the majority of them for TREASON !!!!

Roxanne Simmons

Mar 3, 2020, 8:37 pm Reply

It's about time!!

Jeff Miller

Mar 3, 2020, 8:42 pm Reply

I think ethics is what we do whether we're in public or not. Trump commits crime in public. Bernie does good in private. Publicity only matters if you care about what other people think of you (and change your behavior).

Shyreeta Allen

Mar 3, 2020, 9:23 pm Reply

Should ya e already done that

Susan DeLaney

Mar 3, 2020, 9:35 pm Reply

they say they R kicking Nancy out (jail) & all the Dems. they , trump wants them all to go to jail. We (Dems) need to get REAL MEAN & Tough!! Get him OUT of “OUR” WH! 🇺🇸🔵🇺🇸🔵🇺🇸🔵🇺🇸🔵🇺🇸🔵. VoteBlueVoteBlueVoteBlue🇺🇸

Well_that escalated_quickly

Mar 3, 2020, 10:14 pm Reply

OMG thank you yes I even just resubscribed because finally somebody is telling me something's going to be done or at least some reason to try to get something done I have been so upset about all this`… I'm looking so forward to the day that Trump is sitting before a judge and he tells him iunfold your arms wipe that smug look off your face and quit lifting your head up like that or I'm holding you in contempt

lindsaymac01

Mar 3, 2020, 10:22 pm Reply

Ethics are anathema to the GOP and every elected member or official who acted corruptly should be dragged through the courts and punished for their crimes.

A C

Mar 3, 2020, 10:23 pm Reply

The House Dems should investigate Jared and Ivanka & the jackpot income that they have gained as White House advisors. The Dems should also investigate Stephen Miller, it’s a start to expose the profound corruption of the trump administration

sasha dlg

Mar 3, 2020, 10:42 pm Reply

Moron Trump calling the COVID 19 as a hoax –he should be charge for gross negligence.

bill hanna

Mar 3, 2020, 11:12 pm Reply

Bolton & all Trump insiders included are AIPACs puppets .

Eddie Lugo

Mar 3, 2020, 11:17 pm Reply

Lady Justice has been "GANG RAPED" by the GOP AND THE D.O.J. and will need PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY FOR DECADES !!!

Walter Mcneill

Mar 3, 2020, 11:18 pm Reply

Bolton and that white house lawyer ought to be subpoena to testify no other way but the right way for all the American people to know .

Virginia B. Britton

Mar 3, 2020, 11:25 pm Reply

Really, they should not get special treatment.
Arrest them.

James Grimsey

Mar 3, 2020, 11:46 pm Reply

I second that

Wanda Prock

Mar 3, 2020, 11:50 pm Reply

Just do it show some balls

eschdaddy

Mar 3, 2020, 12:01 am Reply

Why shouldn’t they?!?! You can’t just ignore a legal and just subpoena. If any one of us ignored one, we would certainly have been held in contempt, so we should all be held to that same standard.

Robert Greenhouse

Mar 3, 2020, 12:12 am Reply

Want in one hand…

Thomas Ridley

Mar 3, 2020, 12:15 am Reply

They should have done that already. If you want their attention you need to break a few kneecaps.

Sandy Taylor

Mar 3, 2020, 12:16 am Reply

DO IT, GET RID OF THESE POS

Ashland City Hemp Company

Mar 3, 2020, 12:26 am Reply

They should make him shave that mustache or use it to sweep up after trump.

Cärolus Rex

Mar 3, 2020, 12:37 am Reply

They shoot corrupt government officials in China. We should follow their example.

Melissa Graham

Mar 3, 2020, 12:40 am Reply

Don't CONSIDER IT do it! And don't let them out until they testify!

Margaret Nicol

Mar 3, 2020, 12:42 am Reply

At least they're trying to do the right thing.

Judy Allen

Mar 3, 2020, 12:43 am Reply

Hold them !!!!!if it were anyone of us,the f….d up government would lock us up in a second!!!!have no mercy on them!!!

Kathy Solorio

Mar 3, 2020, 12:43 am Reply

They they probably will teach this later but, on how to lie and be corrupted. What just go leave now how stupid he sounds. go leave. He must be kicked out of this show. He's already acting like his president.

Judy Allen

Mar 3, 2020, 12:43 am Reply

Get some balls!!!!

Miriam L.

Mar 3, 2020, 12:53 am Reply

Elected officials should be the EXAMPLES of law obeying citizens. They have been doing the exact opposite. They absolutely need to be held accountable for anything they do that breaks the law or their oath of office. That's not hard to understand.

Mark Morris

Mar 3, 2020, 12:58 am Reply

I doubt if they'll have the gonads to do this.Ok Dems,change my mind,prove you have a spine!

Shane Thomas

Mar 3, 2020, 12:58 am Reply

They're corrupt too! …they won't do shit

Jeannette Coleman

Mar 3, 2020, 1:02 am Reply

You have to hold them accountable for the record.

natalie harless

Mar 3, 2020, 1:04 am Reply

They vowed they would continue to investigate. Glad you're seeing this. Suggestion Bernie bro, talk to old Bernie and let Biden and Sanders work together to pursue and help Dems in Congress. Join Biden Bernie bros and all things will come true. You Progressives beginning to see the picture here for 2020.?

Brent Manning

Mar 3, 2020, 1:32 am Reply

This is going to be hilarious if the republicans that support Trumps crimes end up going to jail for defending Trump.

Miguel Flores

Mar 3, 2020, 1:38 am Reply

Totally agree with that
The law is the same for everyone

Walter M Lane

Mar 3, 2020, 1:47 am Reply

In order for the Constitution to work, we must have a Nation of laws that are followed by all (no exceptions)!

Robert Maxwell

Mar 3, 2020, 1:52 am Reply

What? Actual justice in the white house administration, and the Senate. The sheriff's would be at my door if I ignored a thing like that.

Douglas West

Mar 3, 2020, 2:06 am Reply

You and the Dems are lost. They f-ck with the American people instead of doing their job. Just like you they are losers

julie 2020

Mar 3, 2020, 2:16 am Reply

It's all a game, Democrats just hack the election again.
They can go f**ck themselves.
Democrats have noetics .
No difference between D and R.

lilmothugs

Mar 3, 2020, 2:48 am Reply

They going to hold them in contempt but not put them in jail like cowards

Joanna Lamb

Mar 3, 2020, 3:04 am Reply

To many Democrats are not interested in fighting for the ppl they are suppose to represent.

Matthew Williams

Mar 3, 2020, 3:11 am Reply

We can change all of this by not voting for this stupid lying treasonous asshole. I’m going blue in 2020 and beyond until all of these Theiving lying bastards are all gone. I’m a poet and don’t know it 😁

Penny Munger

Mar 3, 2020, 3:58 am Reply

Everyone says Pelosi should have done this before but they would not of shown up. But like he said the Dems should hold them accountable

Evan Koch

Mar 3, 2020, 4:22 am Reply

None of them will serve even one day in jail.

Anti War

Mar 3, 2020, 5:08 am Reply

No one gives a shit….everyone's sick of this bs. Get on with your jobs of helping the people you bastards.
Democrats show us how to waste tax payers $$$

Marguerite Galimitakis

Mar 3, 2020, 5:31 am Reply

File them now!

Luis Contreras

Mar 3, 2020, 5:53 am Reply

TOO LIL TOO LATE!!!!!

Ben Frank

Mar 3, 2020, 7:22 am Reply

Time to FLIP THE SENATE. Get Mitch out of the speakership. Stop his judge appointments. Block him from putting a replacement for a very tired RBG. Pave a path to removal should Trump get re-elected. There literally is no downside to getting the senate back. They can even remove Barr. Compel real testimony. Open the hidden files Trump’s hiding on the secured server. FLIP THE SENATE AND IT’S CURTAINS FOR TRUMP AND HIS PARTY OF CRIMINALS.

Barry Laidler

Mar 3, 2020, 7:35 am Reply

Autocrats are on the rise around the world. Such people invariably cause chaos, often death. The world needs America to remain ethical, to demonstrate right thinking and behaviour.

John Doe

Mar 3, 2020, 8:17 am Reply

The problem is DNC & Pelosi really don't have ethics

Biên Hòa Memories

Mar 3, 2020, 10:54 am Reply

We dont want this monster in the W.H.

mdeedeew

Mar 3, 2020, 11:11 am Reply

I'm with them. They wouldn't let an everyday person get away with it.
They'd go after them until they've wrung out every piece of information was squeezed out.
Please finish the job, for every person who's been caught up in the criminal justice system, because we are a land of laws.🇺🇸

Fross

Mar 3, 2020, 11:23 am Reply

You know what, Democratic officials are making the Democratic Party look bad. I understand what your saying but it’s election year now, it just makes them seem so desperate. Yes I want all Trumps lies and bs to come out but like I said it makes them seem desperate

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