Skip to comments.Head of ethics group accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of helping ‘thwart’ Mueller probe
Posted on 05/04/2018 6:53:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The head of a government ethics organization accused House Republican Jim Jordan of Urbana of helping President Donald Trump thwart Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation into whether Trump aides in 2016 colluded with Russian officials to damage the presidential campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21 in Washington, charged that by threatening articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for refusing to turn over to Congress documents about the investigation, Jordan, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-S.C., and Trump are colluding to obstruct and potentially give the White House control of the probe.
Melika Willoughby, a Jordan spokeswoman, said the Ohio Republican believes Rosensteins actions undermine the constitutional authority of the legislative branch. He has slow walked the release of documents, stonewalled congressional oversight efforts, and ignored the requirements of a congressional subpoena.
Mr. Wertheimers comments show how out of touch he is with the facts surrounding congressional investigations, and they fail to appreciate the frustrations Americans have with the Justice Department - specifically the fact that there appears to be one set of rules for everyday Americans but a different set for Washington insiders, she said.
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What does a Democracy have to do with a Constitutional Republic?
Democrats suddenly care about ethics... when the DOJ is flipping its hand at them.
Only Mueller’s failure to produce any evidence has “thwarted” his probe.
Okay,we have the prisoner,now we find the crime!
Rosenweasel is the one who is subverting and obstructing congress’ rightful oversight of the DOJ.
The only thing Jim Jordan is thwarting is the Deep State.
Ronweasel and the DOJ Us.
Democracy 21, a made-up organization that provides legal cover for getting these activists paid.
Can someone please tell me what law was broken if this was true?
The Silent Majority is growing weary. There will be a time, and it might be very soon, where the Majority rises up and says ‘enough is enough’. Washington should listen, because the backlash will not be pretty.
Mueller is a Stalinist running a Putsch.
Threatening an elected representative of the PEOPLE for doing his job means democracy21 are lapdogs for someone (who think they are attack dogs) who want to stop the constitutional checks and balances in our government.
The author sure does everything they can to make it sound official, but it’s not:
An NGO founded in 1997 and is just what it looks to be, a sleeper NGO waiting to be activated.
To think that our Congressmen are not supposed to comment on the workings of government is ridiculous and is exactly how despots like Erdogan and Chavez subvertered their countries governance and how Madura maintains the crippling heavy handed governance of Venezuela.
Democracy 21 is NOT a government organization though that is what the author deceptively or stupidly implies by being loose with the language.
It's a partisan nongovernmental group.
Most likely the deception is intentional, to give credibility where none is deserved... an "appeal to authority."
Ronweasel and the DOJ Us.
The Department of Just Us.
Looks like we’re going to find out how far the evil ones can push the limit on illegal activity (while accusing Repubs of doing same) before the virtuous ones (with stones and spine, and the opportunity) come down hard on them.
By their stripes, ye shall know them. Fred Wertheimer was head of Common Cause, a more than slightly left-of-center activist group, for 20+ years. Usual suspects is in play.