The Limits of Congressional Oversight

Countless texts throughout the history of our nation, from recordings of the discussions of our Founding Fathers themselves to modern political science textbooks all agree: “The Constitution grants no formal, express authority to oversee or investigate the executive or program administration.”

Furthermore, “Oversight is an implied rather than an enumerated power under the U.S. Constitution. The government’s charter does not explicitly grant Congress the authority to conduct inquiries or investigations of the executive, to have access to records or materials held by the executive, or to issue subpoenas for documents or testimony from the executive.”

Who said this? CONGRESS SAID IT!

Source: Final Report of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress – Congressional Oversight. (November 30, 2006).

THINK about it for a second:

1. The United States of America already has investigative agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.”

2. The United States of America already has a justice system, including local, county, state and federal judges, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Among them, however, is the… Ta-Da! DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: “The United States Attorney General (A.G.) is the chief lawyer of the Federal Government of the United States, head of the United States Department of Justice per 28 U.S.C. § 503, and oversees all governmental legal affairs.”

It’s the Attorney General’s job to conduct investigations — NOT Congress. If the AG himself is the subject of the investigation, there are procedures in place to appoint a completely independent and autonomous Special Counsel.

Again, who said this? Again, CONGRESS SAID IT! “Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 which, among other things, established the Office of the Attorney General. The original duties of this officer were “to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments.”

In fact, Robert Mueller was the Special Counsel appointed by Acting Attorney General Rosenstein in response to Congressional request for investigation into allegations collusion on the part of President Trump and his staff while running for president. Result: Donald Trump was exonerated of collusion and despite an exhaustive attempt involving more than 1,000 witnesses, Mueller could no actionable evidence of obstruction of justice.

BY LAW, the President can require the Attorney General’s “advice and opinion,” but Congress may only request it.

Thus, Attorney General Barr CAN NOT be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer their questions, PARTICULARLY when in his own best judgement, he finds their concerns are not legitimate, but merely political.

Put simply, Barr is calling Pelosi’s bluff, AND HE HAS THE FULL AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS, FEDERAL LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF TO DO SO.

Put simply, in deference to the blitheringly idiotic libtards and Demoncraps in office, as well as the mindless idiots who keep electing them, Congress does NOT have investigative authority. They are a LEGISLATIVE body, not an investigative body. While they can request the Attorney General to provide his “advice and opinion,” they cannot require it. Thus, Barr’s refusal cannot be held as “contempt.”

Thus, with all due respect to their positions within our federal government, I and the rest of the thinking body of United States Citizens would greatly appreciate it if Representative Pelosi and the other Democrats in Congress would STOP their incessant, inane political posturing and start DOING THEIR JOBS.

Thank you.

Copy of a post in the hopes you all WAKE UP:

All of a sudden, Democrats don’t like investigations.

Then they think Mueller’s $30 million, 1,000+ eyewitness, 400+ page report investigation failed.

Then they want to play investigators themselves.

They’re not investigators. They’re legislators.

The FBI are investigators. They report to the DOJ.

The DOJ is tasked with utilizing Special Counsel whenever there’s any conflict of interest. They did so. His name was Mueller.

Demoncraps in Congress have an EXTREMELY SERIOUS conflict of Interest and are therefore INCAPABLE of objective investigation, even if they were qualified to investigate, which they’re NOT, and even if they were even authorized to investigate, which they’re NOT.

Bottom line, all Congressional “investigation” into this matter is NULL AND VOID because IT IS AGAINST THE LAW.

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