What Fresh Hell Is This?

May 14, 2019

My HUNDRED AND EIGHTH Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again - the constituent who writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

As you may already know, Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed by the (Republican led) Senate Intelligence Committee. They reportedly want to ask him about some testimony he gave related to the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians now that it's been contradicted by the Mueller report. (Have you read the report, by the way? It doesn't exonerate the leader of your party on obstruction of justice. Did you know that?)

Recently, your colleague Senator Lindsey Graham (R-GA) has said in an interview that Donald Trump jr. should ignore the subpoena. The senator has since backtracked and said Trump should just "plead the fifth."

I am curious about your take on all this. In our system of co-equal branches of government where each branch serves as a balance to the others how healthy is it for our democracy for one branch (in this case yours) to abandon its Constitutionally mandated function of governmental oversight? A sitting senator advising a private citizen to ignore a Senate subpoena in order to protect a president from congressional oversight?

Are you OK with that?

Thank you and I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.


Follow-up:

2 comments:

High Lord Inquisitor and Factchecker of 2PJ. said...

advising a private citizen to [just "plead the fifth."] in order to protect a president from congressional oversight?

Lois Lerner "plead the fifth."

IMPEACH!

High Lord Inquisitor and Factchecker of 2PJ. said...

"now that it's been contradicted by the Mueller report. "
With statements from Micheal Cohen.
Care to quote that part? What page of the Mueller report?