Report compiled by Okechukwu P. Oranika
The United States Government have always been seen by much of the world as a shinning star of Democracy which many countries tried very much to emulated. The Investigations of Russian Government meddling in the last US Presidential elections is threatening to tear up the Historical constitutional relations between the three US Branches of government.
The Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler has declared that the US is in a constitutional crisis . The Attorney general of the United States Barr has refused to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee voted largely on Party lines to hold Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress. This Contempt ruling decision now moves over to the full House of Representatives consideration.
In the mean time the President of US Donald Trump has asserted his executive privilege powers over the entire Mueller Report a measure that will he adjudicated by the US Federal Courts. Nadler said, “We can not have a government where all the information is in the executive branch”
Nadler further said, We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” Nadler told the press on Wednesday. Although he pushed back on impeachment as an option, he indicated that the United States was at a critical time of testing whether it could stay a republic or transition into a tyrannical form government”
In the meantime “The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer more questions about his previous testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee investigators in relation to the Russian investigation”
If he does not appear in the senate intelligence committee hearing he risks a contempt citation from the senate committee too, If he appears he will be defying the order of the President which forbids all members of his government from appearing and answering questions relating to Russia investigations of election meddling. This is a mess to say the least.
Republican senator Marco Rubio of Florida in the Tweet below has harshly criticized Trump for not complying with the legal requests from the House Judiciary Committee. Things are deteriorating so fast that the USA which prides itself on rule of law has now found itself under a huge Constitutional crisis More on this later Click on the link below to hear what Republican Rubio said.
Great statement by Marco Rubio. pic.twitter.com/F9CYk6P2ul
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 8, 2019