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Stuff Jon Favreau says 🙄

I was listening to Pod Save America, something I do when I run out of everything else, when Jon Favreau busted through the fourth wall of his smugness to say something meaningful about House investigations.

The argument goes like this: no one would do it just to harass the president. That would be a really good way to waste political capital and the media would be all hand wringy about whether the Democrats were abusing their mandate. No, the best reason to investigate is because there’s plenty of evidence that something really pernicious has happened and Trump and his droogs are involved. Don’t do it over low level offenses, do it where the facts point to a constitutional offense. It is the responsibility of the committees with oversight to do this. Investigations may lead to impeachment. But impeachment is a political act and we’re not there yet. This is just a matter of serving the public’s interest by discovering whether Donald Trump is abusing his power to line his pockets. Or whatever.

You can go listen yourself. I’m not providing a link. The podcast irritates me on so many levels. But this one segment was notable.

I’d go further.

Pelosi should state that there are many committees in Congress and not all of them will be involved in subpoenas. The punditry should calm its tits already.


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