Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hope Floats

I didn’t go to law school, but I’m pretty sure you cannot make up something like “absolute immunity” as an excuse not to answer questions before Congress.

“Because of this constitutional immunity, and in order to protect the prerogatives of the Office of President, the President has directed Ms. Hicks not to answer questions before the Committee relating to the time of her services as a senior adviser to the President,” Cipollone wrote, adding that Hicks previously testified before the House and Senate Intelligence committees under similar circumstances.

The administration’s position that she does not need to answer questions about her time in the administration is unlikely to satisfy the committee’s Democrats, who could try to go to court to force her to answer their questions.

Unless you’re eight years old and “neener, neener” sounds too silly.

But there is such a thing as “contempt of Congress.”