How Congressional Democrats Could Screw Up Their Trump Investigations

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight –

An early public test of Democrats’ newfound power to investigate President Trump and his administration may take place tomorrow, February 8 — if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his role supervising special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Whitaker had initially agreed to testify voluntarily but now says he won’t appear unless the Democrats agree not to use their subpoena power to compel him to answer questions. But Democrats have no shortage of topics to grill Whitaker about.

Ken Feltman’s comment: Surprisingly often, one party or the other will botch their chance.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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