House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff discussed potentially levying fines as high as $25,000 a day against those who resist his increasingly frivolous and legally dubious congressional subpoenas.
“We would level fines on those who are not cooperating until they are compelled to produce what they are asked to produce,” Schiff said.
The fines would be a means of breaking the stalemate that has been in place since President Trump invoked executive privilege to protect his administration from harassment by Schiff and other congressional Democrats.
Resistance began when Schiff tried to force Attorney General William Barr to release a fully unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion probe report.
Barr fought back, reminding Schiff that the secrecy of grand jury testimony is protected by law.
Since then, Trump’s financial records have been subpoenaed, and Donald Trump Jr., who already testified before Congress, has been hit with a second subpoena and may soon face a third.
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