2018-12-28 17:15:29 UTC
Congress may not be in session and the federal government might still be
partially shut down, but behind the scenes in Washington, theres a flurry of
activity among House Democrats eager to get a jump start on whatll likely be
one of the biggest political endeavors of 2019: Investigating the absolute hell
out of President Donald Trump and his entire ridiculous administration.
Based on job postings shared with CNN this week, the soon-to-be Democratic-run
House Judiciary Committee is on the hunt for legal experts in criminal law,
immigration law, constitutional law, intellectual property law, commercial and
administrative law (including antitrust and bankruptcy), or oversight work. The
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, meanwhile, spelled things out a
little more clearly in their posting, with an explicit desire for executive
branch investigative counsel.
CNN also reports that a third (unnamed) committee posted an ad for
investigative counsel to conduct congressional investigations and advise on
policy matters related to oversight of the executive branch on November 7just
one day after the midterms, which saw the Democrats retake the House.
Were being deluged with resumes, really impressive resumes, incoming House
Intelligence Committee chair (and target of Trumps ire) Rep. Adam Schiff told
CNN. There will be no shortage of good candidates. The difficulty will be
choosing among them.
While House Democrats have publicly focused on a broad legislative agenda of
election reform, health care coverage, and environmental policy, its hardly a
secret that their return to power in Congress will usher in a tidal wave of shit
for a White House that has spent the past two years enjoying almost no serious
congressional scrutiny under a Republican majority.
Some Democrats have even grown a little bolder about using the i word lately.
Regarding the ongoing saga of President Trumps hush money payments to Stormy
Daniels and Karen McDougalsomething that will almost certainly be looked into
by the new Democratic Congressincoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler
told CNNs Jake Tapper this month that Trumps having been implicated in former
fixer Michael Cohens statements could impeachable offenses.