Congress, Long Garland, Joy Reid discussed on Stephanie Miller


Long Garland will sit on it while the midterm is approached I think joy Reid said it yesterday and she said y'all are playing a different game Like when they if they take back power they will do all of this And they'll use every tool to investigations right The first thing they will do is close down the January 6th committee That will make all lawsuits that marrying the one that Merrick Garland started against Bannon If he ever starts one against any of these Congress people that will make all contempt lawsuits moots as soon as they close the committee down right Then this is what this is getting to joy's real point What the Republicans will do was that they want that some other committee as you pointed out stuff Kevin McCarthy is the brainchild behind Benghazi They will literally invent some other tips to investigate and they will subpoena democratic Congress people And they will threaten democratic Congress people And when democratic Congress people don't show up Republicans will not have what's the word I'm looking for The spinelessness to not go after them even though they will be going after Democrats on completely trumped up made up charges Well and I get this Going and again when I say I'll settle for chat for checkers That's what's going to happen all right This is not this does not take a crystal ball You do not have to be miss Cleo to figure out the next three four 5 steps What you have to do is figure out some way to counteract that and the Democrats always always always are flat footed and unwilling to take to do what is necessary I mean we can't control what the DoJ does right I get that They can make referrals but it seems like if inherent contempt is the power we do have why not use it Do you know do you understand any argument for why not To use inherent content Before the January 6th committee started out No I'm asking you to argue the other side because I honestly don't know what their argument is for why not It's untested and it was maybe caused Civil War I mean I'm trying to it has inherent contempt and factually Inherent contempt hasn't been used for a while So the idea that we would use it again something we haven't used for a while is apparently scary to the people who are investigating a coup for the first time in a while all right So that's number one I guess And number two is inherent contempt is sergeant of arms goes and physically absconds with some Congress people That's a tough that's a tough look You know one of the things that I said when I was arguing for inherent contempt way back in 2020 I was like can the sergeant of arms of a Congress fight Because he in shape Michael there's going to be some Kung fu fighting If you're going to actually try to put him in Nancy Pelosi's basement right So there's a physical account I'm literally just trying to think about the other side here There's a physicality to inherit contempt that is a real bad look on the national stage especially when you are just trying to overcome an attempt at physical takeover of the government So I understand the reluctance I understand even maybe trying it out this way first but like the time that time ended at least a year ago Well that's the thing When you say that it hasn't been used all of this is unprecedented what we're going through right now the overthrow of the United States government Congress people being involved in a coup to overthrow the United States government But remember Steph it's not unprecedented in Europe Right Right It's not unprecedented in the Caribbean Countries that have lost their democracy This is about what they look like right This is a bout what happens you gotta like I said on joy last night a coup that is not punished is just practice for the next one Yep And so the history of the world mystery will tell us that if we do not punish these people who tried to overthrow the government they will just keep trying until they succeed Right So yes it's unprecedented in the American context but like let's not be the classic yabo American traveling the world as if we're the first person to discover it Let's not Columbus world history here okay Like there are things that happen now that Americans could be looking towards to see what's going to happen next Yeah Well do you take any solace I feel like we're just any crumbs I'm a woman So any women's rights I can get back I'll take the crumbs but justice wise federal prosecutors have begun a grand jury investigation into whether classified White House documents that ended up at Trump's Florida home or mishandled I'm going to jump ahead and say yes that's mishandling them The intensifying inquiry suggests the DoJ is examining the role of Trump and other officials in the handling of classified material I mean let's not even bring up Hillary Our heads will explode but okay so the decision to move forward with an investigation into classified documents could draw the department even deeper into the country's political tensions I love the way they report on this Such investigations typically take at least a year putting Garland on the path of potentially having to conclude it at the same time Trump is running for president again My God Ellie right We couldn't prosecute him when he was president Now we might be too close to president again Are you kidding me with what they did to Hillary Who cares if that's all you got If that's all you got then who cares Because mishandling classified documents while bad and certainly would be terrible if a woman did it It's not a jail term thing It's a fine That you get if you get convicted for that as you put it years after the offense And if that's all you got you know there's I'm remembering my Game of Thrones right When Ned Stark comes and he's gone I got the will and Cersei just whips it up 'cause like if all you got is a piece of paper then that's not gonna be enough Merrick And then the idea that Merrick Garland would be so afraid I mean think about what they've done to us right Yeah Four years with Robert Mueller telling us what we can't prosecute because of the office Now he's out.

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