Thursday, 8 November 2018

2 u.s.c. § 192

On the heels of an extraordinarily antagonistic, rambling press conference that saw one news organisation stripped of their White House credentials, bullied ascendant Democrats and Republicans who lost elections, antithetical Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III tendered his resignation at the request of Trump, his announcement upstaged by presidential tweet.
Though his tenure was highly contentious, Sessions’ continued presence lent an air of legitimacy to an investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to the Russian oligarchy—which Trump never forgave his earliest supporter for recusing himself from (reportedly, the two were not on speaking-terms)—and protests are mobilising to ensure that whomever replaces Sessions at the department’s helm will not obstruct the investigation and allow it to continue unimpeded. To put this chaos in context, with little to no power in government, Democrats and patriotic Republicans were still able to curb Trump’s worse inclinations and impulse, and now that they’ve managed to gain a toehold—one-half of one-third of the branches of the federal government is certainly more than that though it sounds small—the Trump syndicate is terrified by what the “power of inquiry” in Democrats’ hands (to their chagrin, congressional Republicans changed the rules on House led investigations back in 2015, making it easier to subpoena individuals unilaterally, and failure to respond to a summons means one is in contempt of Congress) could reveal about the US Grifter-in-Chief.