‘Was This Hearing a Hot Mess? Sure.’ Democrats Weighing Trump’s Impeachment Face Roadblocks at Every Turn
Since regaining House control this year, House Democrats have made many efforts into investigating President Trump's administration, including subpoenaing Mr. Trump's aides and demanding copies of his tax returns. However, these efforts, including going to court, have turned up very little as House Democrats continue to run into roadblocks.
Public Policy & Regulation Attorney Christopher Armstrong, who led investigations for the Senate Finance Committee, commented on this battle in an article for USA TODAY. "The founders expected members of Congress to be jealous guardians of the prerogatives of First Branch, which enjoys vast investigative powers, control over federal spending, the ability to establish and abolish federal offices and the power to impeach federal officers. Instead, they often just go on cable TV," said Mr. Armstrong.