10/10/2019 (Thu) 01:53:36
This is exactly right. I spent an hour explaining this to someone today. This coup is multifaceted and they are starting a VERY slippery slope into total despotism. If the House Rules Committee can change rules with the minimum (quorum) and no debate, on something so fundamentally important as impeachment, they are in essence ruling the country by fiat and have destroyed the separation of powers completely. And how fucking brazen to say to POTUS "it's none of your goddamn business how we're authorized to conduct impeachment"!
Did you see the letter the WH sent to them? (was posted last night, last thread I think) These bastards are actually threatening State Dept employees that if they don't fork over documents and appear before them (these are letters, not subpoenas) that their pay will be withheld by Congress! That is outright extortion.
We really shouldn't be surprised though. The "deep state" is very much like the illustration with all the roots underground from the Capitol building, and it's of course international - a LOT of people have a LOT to lose over the Swamp being drained and corruption being cleaned out.
They are lashing out wildly now - article about a new book with "43 new accusers" against POTUS. FOMC just committed to QE 4 (but don't call it that) and are fucking with the markets. China is trying to "de-dollarize" which will be hard since they are pegged to the FRN.