Who's got two thumbs and broad subpoena power?
This guy. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Today he issued letters requesting documents and interviews from 81 people and organizations into allegations against the White House's and/or Trump campaign's:
- Conspiring with foreign powers to win the 2016 election (Russia and a couple Gulf States, notably)
- Campaign finance violations (paying off women, "catch and kill" partnership with the National Enquirer
- Handling of security clearances
- Obstruction of justice in covering up the above
- Abuse of power in various ways (blocking the AT&T/Time Warner merger to punish CNN, for example)
Among other things.
Prominent individuals, grouped roughly by category (here's the full list via TPM)
:Trump Organization members (knowledge about tax evasion, campaign finance violations, fraud, corruption, abuse of power, collusion:
Campaign Finance Violations
- Alan Garten, Trump VP and chief legal officer
- Allen Weisselberg, Trump CFO and dude who knows where all the bodies are buried
- Donald J Trump Revocable Trust
- Donald Trump Jr., idiot fail son #1
- Eric Trump, idiot fail son #2
- Jared Kushner, idiot fail son-in-law
- Kushner Companies
- Michael Cohen, Trump lawyer, fixer, and felon
- Matthew Calamari, Trump COO
- Ronald Lieberman, former Trump VP who Cohen says could confirm insurance fraud on the part of Trump
- Rhona Graff, Trump's personal assistant
- The Trump Foundation
- The Trump Organization
- American Media Incorporate (National Enquirer parent)
- David Pecker, chairman of AMI
- Cohen again
- Weisselberg again
- Calamari again
- Dylan Howard, AMI VP
...With the NRA!
- The NRA!
- Paul Erickson, Maria Butina's honeypot
...Focused on Ukraine stuff!
- Paul Manafort
- Cohen, again
- Carter Page
- Kushner, again
- Erik Prince, mercenary leader and brother of Betsy DeVos
- Frontier Services Group, Prince's company
...Focused on hacking!
- Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica Founder
- Julian David Whitlow, CEO of Cambridge Analytica
- Brittany Kaiser, director at Cambridge Analytica in 2016
- Cambridge Analytica
- SCL Group Limited, parent company of Cambridge Analytica
- Anatoli Samochornov, translator at the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower
- Paul Manafort
- Trump Jr.
- Erik Trump
- Concord Management and Consulting, allegedly the financers of the hacking
- Felix Sater, fixer, international felon
- Jerome Corsi
- The estate of Peter W. Smith, the GOP donor/operative who was searching for hacked Hillary e-mails
- John Szobocsan, Smith's business associate
- Matt Tait, aka @pwnallthethings, cyber security expert who initially told us about Peter W. Smith's role in all this nonsense
- Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks
- Roger Stone, the alleged contact to Wikileaks via...
- Randy Credico
- Rob Goldstone, the guy who set up the Trump Tower meeting
- Rinat Akhmetshin, attended the Trump Tower meeting
- Irakly Kaveladze, attended the Trump Tower
- George Papadapolous, Trump adviser
- Steve Bannon, prince of darkness
- Tony Fabrizio, GOP pollster
,,,Focused on Michael Flynn and the firing thereof
- Like...everyone on the list, let's see...
- Michael Flynn
- Don McGann, former White House counsel
- Annie Donaldson, McGann's chief of staff
- Corey Lewandowski, campaign chair
- Flynn Intel Group
- Michael Flynn
- Michael Flynn Jr.
- Hope Hicks
- KT McFarland, Flynn's deputy
- Reince Priebus
- Sean Spicer
Honestly, I'm tired. There's a lot of corruption. Tom Barrack is on here, the General Services Administration. Rick Gates. The Trump Inaugural Committee.Abuse of Power
McGann again, and all of his deputees. Among others.Hey mods, what's on topic for this thread?
This is evolving, but current rulings are:
1) If the House Judiciary Committee is doing it, it's on topic.
2) If a House Judiciary member talks about these things resulting in impeachment (it would start in this committee), that's on topic. If you're generally speculating about impeachment on your own, that's not.
3) There will be some overlap with Mueller thread, the Trump Organization thread, and various other threads. Mods say that's fine.Not on topic:
1) Mueller things that House Judiciary does not yet seem interested in, those go in the Mueller thread.
2) Same deal with all the other threads.
3) Idle speculation about impeachment without a specific impetus from a member of House Judiciary.
Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.