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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
New York Times Acknowledges That Pelosi Committee Trashes Constitution

February 19, 2022 --

The lead story in The New York Times, February 6 declared:

"JAN. 6 COMMITTEE
BORROWS TACTICS 
OF A PROSECUTION"

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A subhead stated:

"An Aggressive Approach
  Tried to Push Garland
     To Pursue Trump"

Behold: Nancy Pelosi has transformed the House of Representatives into an inquisitorial, as well as law-making, body, in express contravention of the Constitution that calls for separation of powers by a legislature, to make the laws; an executive, to enforce the laws, and a judiciary, to interpret the laws.

Either Pelosi's construct, or the Constitution, will not stand.  We cannot have both, for the obvious reason that the Pelosi construct undermines the very foundation of the constitutional scheme of a government of divided powers. Apparently, so blinded is Pelosi and her puppets, and her compliant media, by their irrational anti-Trump zealotry, that The New York Times, itself, by its lead story, February 6, 2022, supports the legal arguments of persons challenging the constitutionality of her execrable panel -- to wit:  the Jan. 6 House Select Committee serves a law enforcement, not a law-making, function.

Counsel for the individuals litigating the validity of the Pelosi witch-hunting panel need only quote from the two lead paragraphs of the Times February 6 report to reinforce arguments already made in their complaints:

"The House select committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol is borrowing techniques from federal prosecutions, employing aggressive tactics typically used against mobsters and terrorists as it seeks to break through stonewalling. [read legal arguments] from former President Donald J. Trump and his allies and develop evidence that could prompt a criminal case.

"In what its members see as the best opportunity to hold Mr. Trump and his team accountable, the committee -- which has no authority to pursue criminal charges --is using what powers it has in expansive ways in hopes of pressuring Attorney General to use the Justice department to investigate and prosecute them."

But the article, acknowledging that Pelosi's puppets  are "employing aggressive tactics typically used against mobsters and terrorists" has conceded, effectively, that this rogue panel has crossed the line into the area of prosecutorial investigation.  This blatant violation of separation-of-powers must be stopped , if we are not to throw overboard our democratic institutions by means of false leftist claims that we must destroy democracy to save the country from Donald J. Trump.

Motions for orders to show cause must be brought immediately as amendments in the various complaints against this tyrannical panel for courts to place stakes in the heart of this "Jan. 6 committee."  Clearly, the country cannot wait for the political process to be played out with, in 2023, the Republicans taking charge of the panel and turning tables on House Democrat members who have betrayed their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Besides, who can say what Democrats, ready to trash the Constitution, will do in the next ten months to transform the land of liberty into a desert of dictatorship? Already there are signs that Biden and his lackeys will move to  suppress dissent on his benighted policies on Ukraine, policies which likely come down to: how many millions can the Biden family milk out of rising Urkraine-Russia tensions.

It should be noted that the Times article on the transformation of the Pelosi Jan. 6 committee into an inquisitorial panel also cites comments from Republican turncoat Liz Cheney, comments that more  than justify the  censure action by the Republican National Committee against her, February 4.  The Times account referred to her saying that there was no point in the committee holding back in its aggressive tactics  because it would face criticism whatever it would do.  For this rogue representative, the Constitution presents no obstacle to unseemly behavior.  

The Democrats have provided the precedent to deal with  traducers of the Constitution like Cheney, the faux Republican.  Recall that the Democrats sought to impeach a president no longer in office.   A Republican Congress, in 2023, should impeach an out-of-office Liz Cheney, and her out-of-office sidekick A. Kinzinger.  And that goes for Pelosi, as well.