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LPR Would Have Preferred a Different Approach

April 19, 2023 --

This Politico story indicates that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jordan is accepting, not demolishing, precedents established by Nancy Peolosi's rogue Select Committee on Jan. 6:


"The House Judiciary Committee cited an unlikely inspiration — the Democratic-run Jan. 6 panel — in its Monday response to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as the two sides battle over the GOP’s attempt to investigate the New York prosecution of Donald Trump.

"The GOP-led panel noted that the select committee, which investigated the attack on the Capitol, had repeatedly won in court battles over subpoena enforcement, even against witnesses who argued their testimony was protected by various legal privileges.

And the same conclusion should apply to the GOP subpoena of former Bragg aide Mark Pomerantz, the Judiciary Committee noted in a brief filed by House lawyers."

LPR will not gainsay the possibility that the Jordan approach will eventually lead to the undoing of the Pelosi heresy-hunting precedent -- but how long will this take, while Jan. 6 defendants languish in D.C. prisons in violation of the "speedy trial" requirement of the Constitution?