Ode to the Constitution and the Common Man

Ode to the Constitution and the Common Man By Clarice Feldman for American Thinker

Like American Thinker’s Monica Showalter and Sharyl Attkisson, I think Attorney General William Barr is honest, very capable, and on his way to exposing the Deep State and its skullduggery in the 2016 election. It’s a time-consuming labor and it may well be late spring or early summer before we see the fruits of his and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s work, but it’s coming. In the meantime several developments — the Supreme Court’s action this week, and the overwhelming rejection of the UK’s Labour Party at the polls fill me with hope that our national nightmare — the arrogance and stupidity of our political, academic, judicial, and journalist elites — is also reaching bottom.

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear the president’s appeals of three cases on congressional and state oversight of the commander in chief.

There is no doubt in my mind that both the legislative and judicial branches of our government have overreached in trying to hamstring the president and these three cases should prove a benchmark on how far this nonsense will be allowed to continue. As Judge Neomi Rao argued in her dissent from a decision for a rehearing below: “The Constitution and our historical practice draw a sharp line between the legislative and judicial powers of Congress. By upholding this subpoena, the panel opinion has shifted the balance of power between Congress and the President and allowed a congressional committee to circumvent the careful process of impeachment.”

The congressional cases involve the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subpoenas of Trump’s personal and corporate financial records and the House financial and Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of two banks Trump dealt with, again seeking a broad range of his financial records. It is clear to me that the intent is to cherry-pick and publicize from these records to smear the president. His financial dealings have already been well scrutinized by the IRS and were informed by the advice of his accountants and lawyers. It’s of a piece with the lies spread and megaphoned by a credulous and conspiratorial press which for years spread the preposterous Russian collusion tale and credited the thoroughly debunked Steele dossier.

Here are the Democrat members of the House Oversight committee:

I doubt it has the financial background or integrity to honestly analyze these voluminous documents.

Much the same can be said of the House Financial Services Committee:

Amusingly enough, some of the most absurd leftists in Congress, like Maxine Waters, Rashida Tlaib, and Al Green, are members of the committee.

The third case in this triptych of overreach is the efforts by Democratic district attorney for Manhattan Cyrus Vance to obtain eight years of Trump’s tax returns.

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