Congressional subpoenas are far too often regarded as a joke.
This goes back decades, with subpoenas being ignored on both sides of the aisle in controversial investigations.
Rarely are the subpoenas enforced with political figures are involved, but that just changed rather dramatically.
With Congress now investigating the Trump administration, of course, the rules will now be enforced.
To that point, after former Trump adviser Steve Bannon failed to adhere to a subpoena issued by the Select Committee on January 6, Democrats pursued an indictment, which was granted by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
But this is where it gets really interesting.
In granting the indictment, Garland stated, “Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the Department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law, and pursues equal justice under the law.
“Today’s charges reflect the Department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”
The rule of law… that is a complete and utter joke.
This administration only enforces the laws it wants to because if it enforced them all, McCabe would be getting prosecuted for lying to the FBI (instead, he had his pension restored) and our immigration laws would be enforced rather than ignored.
Even with Garland’s statement, however, I doubt much will come of the indictment.
It has been about four decades since anyone served time over a congressional subpoena, so this looks more like a publicity stunt than anything else, but time will tell.
Source: Fox News