Heartland Institute Re-Publishes GGN Hill Column

The U.S. House should invoke a revised version of its historical inherent contempt enforcement power to address the refusal of DOJ officials to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking information.

The U.S. House should invoke a revised version of its historical inherent contempt enforcement power to address the refusal of Department of Justice (DOJ) officials to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking information such as occurred with the Clinton email and Russia investigations.  Inherent contempt refers to the centuries-old practice of the U.S. Congress and other parliamentary bodies of defending their institutional authority and punishing contempts by holding trials to convict and sanction individuals who obstruct the legislative process.

 

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