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Presidents, too, have often been the subjects of Congress's legislative investigations, though fewer of these have required judicial intervention. Historical examples stretch far back in time and broadly across subject matters. In 1832, for example, the House vested a select committee with subpoena power "to inquire whether an attempt was made by the late Secretary of War . . . [to] fraudulently [award] . . . a contract for supplying rations" to Native Americans and to "further . . inquire whether the President . . . had any knowledge of such attempted fraud, and whether he disapproved or approved of the same." H.R. Rep. No. 22-502, at 1 (1832) (internal quotation marks omitted).


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by Cat on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:51:32 AM EST
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I attended a Jefferson-Jackson meeting of the Arkansas Democratic Party in Mountain Home, AR the second year I was in Arkansas in 2006. Very blue dogs indeed, but that was the year of the election which returned the House to the Democrats, so all attention was focused on the evils of the Republicans under W. Due to my Cherokee ancestry I had long had a distaste for Jackson. Whatever problems one may find with the first Democratic 'patron saint', Tomas Jefferson, they pale before the awfulness of Jackson.

Jackson, indeed, is the best evil precedent for Trump.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:01:49 PM EST
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