The obsession with President Trump is taking an ugly turn as one Democrat suggests targeting the president’s staff.
Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff is taking aim at the staff of the Trump administration who are defending the president by refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas.
Schiff is suggests these individuals be held with inherent contempt, which could lead to fines as steep as $25,000 each day or incarceration.
“I don’t know how many are going to want to take that risk for Donald Trump. But we’re going to have to use that device if necessary,” Schiff declared on ABC News. “We’re going to have to use the power of the purse if necessary. We’re going to have to enforce our ability to do oversight.”
Democratic congressman Ro Khanna agrees that “fines would be appropriate.” Given that this tactic was used to break down the Nixon administration, Khanna stated, “I do think it could be a game changer. Not everyone is going to want to incur a fine to protect this president, not everyone is going to want to be held in contempt of congress to protect this president.”
Democrats have become crazed in their relentless pursuit of Trump’s tax returns, documents from former White House lawyer Don McGahn and the unredacted Mueller report.