Put Up Or Shut Up Time

October 5, 2019

I don’t want to ruin your weekend by burying you with a dump truck full of more “IMPEACHMENT!” developments, but we have to keep them flowing to avoid a sewer blockage, so I’ll just dispense with some of them quickly and we’ll see if they manage to survive until Monday before going into any further detail. 

The major story is how President Trump is forcing Nancy Pelosi to stop pussyfooting around with her vague “impeachment inquiry” gibberish and put up or shut up: either call for a full House vote to launch impeachment hearings or back off the witch hunt and get to work on the nation’s business. 

It was reported that several notoriously anti-Trump committee heads had already subpoenaed the White House for documents and testimony.  Former US Attorney Andrew McCarthy pointed out that this was wrong, those were not subpoenas. What the committee members sent were letters requesting documents and voluntary testimony and threatening obstruction charges if the White House didn’t comply. But they can’t charge anyone with obstruction for refusing to comply with a voluntary request.  McCarthy said it’s all just “political theatrics.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/ex-fed-prosecutor-mccarthy-despite-dem-antics-no-impeachment-inquiry-happening/

(FYI: There’s some dispute over whether the House has to hold a full vote to launch a formal impeachment investigation. That’s the precedent, but Democrats have an unprecedented level of TDS, so they might do anything.  The Constitution is vague, saying only that the House has impeachment power…but it does not say “the House Speaker,” which implies a majority vote is required, not just the say-so of one official. I’ll let the lawyers fight this one out.)

The standing committees do have subpoena power, but if they make this all legally official, then the White House would have the right to assert executive privilege and contest them.  The subpoena compliance issue would then have to be settled by the courts.  That would probably take almost until Election Day, insuring the Democrats would have zero accomplishments to run on, having squandered 100% of their two years in the majority on trying to “get” Trump. The Democrats just want a “bash Trump” show on TV, they don’t want to have to go to court and justify this nonsense on the “strength” of their “evidence.”

But as Friday drew to a close, Trump declared that his Administration would refuse to comply with any subpoenas until she held a full house vote and made her impeachment crusade official, which would force all members to go on record and give Republicans the power to cross-examine Democrat witnesses and call their own (all things Pelosi doesn’t want.)

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/just-in-house-democrats-ramp-up-impeachment-coup-subpoena-white-house/

Three Democratic committee chairs reportedly bit on Trump’s bait (they never imagine there might be a hook in it) and sent subpoenas.  But that’s enough for now.  Let’s wait until Monday and find out if they really are subpoenas before commenting at length (the media have been wrong about this subject once this week already.)

In the meantime, since it’s Saturday, here’s some good news: the new federal jobs numbers show that in September, the US economy added 136,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, the lowest in 50 years.

https://www.westernjournal.com/unemployment-rate-hits-50-year-low-136000-jobs-added/

Oh, won’t someone save us from this hellish torture of living under President Trump?!!

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  • Caryn Baker

    11/10/2019 06:01 AM

    Why are these people not focused on fixing the nation just wasting money on impeachment on a president that has been the best since Reagan.theydisn’t do this to the ones who gave money to terrorists when is news going to care about our fallen nation caused not by trump and the voters young people being misled by not reading or understanding holy bible and l by lies.god help us and soon we need Jesus.

  • Rhonda Kellam

    10/07/2019 11:45 AM

    I can't believe those fools have squandered three years of doing nothing for this country except try to figure out how to oust Trump....and making an exorbitant salaries doing it! I am so over all of those idiots!

  • Sherrie McIntyre

    10/07/2019 09:10 AM

    The Democrats have been trying to impeach President Trump since he became President. I completely support President Trump. Our country has been in a better place since he took over. The Democrats have become a circus. I will never vote for them

  • Carol Galvin

    10/07/2019 09:08 AM

    I think those of us who still have some patience left after the circus event on the left should focus our attention on other things and I say this because after reading Mike's latest Saturday comments it is obvious that these people come up with a plan to destroy our President without looking forward to what the response will be which is always always a boomerang!! So lets focus our energy on further supporting our Country and our amazing President.

  • Joan Mangum

    10/06/2019 09:59 PM

    Thank you for updates on key events. The constant anti -Trump flack is at times overwhelming if not for conservatives like you who give us perspective.
    Thank you and may God bless you.

  • Frankie Henry Guimento

    10/06/2019 09:39 PM

    I have to say God bless all of you in Washington supporting our wonderful President. President Trump has shown all of us his love for our country and the American people. I have a lot of friends and family who love our president! The fact that he is not sitting in a corner drooling and standing firm shows me what we all believe and that is he has been put in office by God. We all fear what our country and lives would become with any of the liberals as president. I have friends who vehemently support Trump but can no longer listen to the news bc of the joke the democratic party has become. They are the only ppl that can lie, cheat, leak and not be held accountable. We play by the rules and follow the law and the MSM twists stories and spew lies. It's almost too much to bear. That's why I say God bless you and thank you for being strong enough to stand along side the greatest president ever and support him. We have NO issue showing our support and will continue to fight the good fight but once in a while we all need a break from the hate filled dems.

  • Shirley Summers

    10/06/2019 09:23 PM

    Our President needs more people like you, Mike, to tell it like it is! Right now he needs all our prayers too.

  • Vernon R Freeck

    10/06/2019 09:17 PM

    saying bad things enough people will think it is truth and a good thing. I pray that out LORD seal their lips

  • timothy holderness

    10/06/2019 09:17 PM

    I don't know about everyone else but I am so tired of this s--t coming from the Dems that I will definitely not vote for any of them , not that I would have anyway . They have wasted so much time and with it our money with their lies and witch hunts that they should all be thrown out and a few of them thrown out of the country . Please, let's get back to the real business of the country .

  • Dan Stepp

    10/06/2019 08:57 PM

    Put up or shut up is right. We are so tired of watching this Congress waste our tax dollars playing hate games for Hillary while they take paychecks & do nothing for the people. Being a public servant means just dollars to most of them. Very disturbing for we the working class & voter. The "speaker" is a disgrace to all of us & the watching world.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    10/06/2019 07:31 PM

    With millions spent, lots of witnesses, when is all the evil getting charged? Judicial Watch has lots of proven facts so I want to see charges. I would already be behind bars for less.

  • gary stilwell

    10/06/2019 07:30 PM

    pelosi had a so-so strategy-trying to avoid the full house vote-(thus preventing the opposition party to mount any redirect)-she failed to realize this would backfire because of the lawful resistance from the executive branch with this tactic. The Constitution is vague on the House vote, but it is not vague on the executive branch being able to give the accusers the finger, when that house vote doesn't happen.
    She failed again to "know your enemy"--rushing to judgement in a non-winable position--no hard evidence, just insane rhetoric(although schiff pretty much provided hard evidence to the contrary of the position)--another bad decision in putting this crook in charge--he is now part of the problem, but yet he is allowed to be in charge???????

  • Linda Rhodes

    10/06/2019 07:26 PM

    This woman is no longer capable of doing her job she needs to retire to some Island far, far away. Never to go near anything in politics!!!

  • Patricia A Kline

    10/06/2019 06:08 PM

    Thanks for keeping me up-to-date on what's happening Governor. I appreciate the feedback.

  • Gayle Turner

    10/06/2019 05:45 PM

    The dems are liars. It is a demonstration of how much damage you can do to an individual when active in gossip about them.
    They are not Congress. They should all be FIRED!!

  • Cheryl Mizner

    10/06/2019 03:25 PM

    Which Dems came up with this asinine whistleblower bunch of crap? Brennan, Clapper, or Valerie Jarrett? Clintons off limit now Bidens off limit. Special treatment for special people
    But not for the Trumps.

  • Joan Chambers

    10/06/2019 02:17 PM

    Does Pelosi's son have something to do with Oil in Ukraine?

  • Susan Havlicek

    10/06/2019 02:06 PM

    I am so tired of the games the Democrats play with no thought about the American people. I just want the corruption to stop and the Democrats to pay for their evil. We know what they have done we have the evidence yet nothing ever happens to any of them. I know we have to pray fervently for God to save our great nation and trust him because his timing is perfect. But we have to keep the prayers strong.

  • Bob Boynton

    10/06/2019 01:39 PM

    Can't someone call for Pelosi to go away?

  • Vernon Thompson

    10/06/2019 10:19 AM

    You have better sources than I do.
    How much Steyer and Soros money is poring into the coffers of the 6 Democrat House Committee Chairs????
    Pleas publish if you can!

  • Francis Xavier Rullan

    10/06/2019 10:11 AM

    Many have voiced concerned our country is headed for another civil war. Not to worry because we are already in one.

  • marida binsted

    10/06/2019 08:50 AM

    II am so tired of what the Democrats are doing. They dominate the news with all this foolishness
    and nothing is getting done. What a waste of time. Why don\t they putt up and shut up. They have absolutely no leadership in the Democrat party.

  • louis Zachman

    10/06/2019 07:54 AM

    This is killing the country both at home and abroad. It has to end!!!!!

  • Joe Broadway

    10/06/2019 07:21 AM

    Hillary will announce soon.

  • Helen Corey

    10/06/2019 05:22 AM

    What happed to Schiff? Nothing. He lied and called it parody.. If he’s trying out for a spot on “Saturday Night Live”, seems he failed at that, too.