There is a spreadsheet circulating among Republicans and, thanks to some investigative reporting and the internet, it is circulating freely among us. The gist is that this spreadsheet details the list, which is growing daily, of matters that will be investigated under a House of Representatives led by Democrats.
The list includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- President Trump’s tax returns
- Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
- Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
- The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
- James Comey’s firing
- Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys
- Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military
- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings
- White House staff’s personal email use
- Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
- Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
- Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance
- Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
- The travel ban
- Family separation policy
- Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
- Election security and hacking attempts
- White House security clearances
But what about Hilary’s emails? Do you see the ninth item on the list above? Trump’s administration is doing the same damn thing, but I do not see Trey Gowdy getting his Skeletor undies in a bunch over the issue.
Remember, the midterm election is 69 days away from today. If your Representative or Senator is a Republican who has not called for an investigation or, at the very least, hearings on all of these issues there needs to be a reckoning. Call and email them frequently to get them on the record as to where they stand in opposing the rampant corruption of the Trump administration.
If they demure, remind them of the time spent on Clinton’s email “scandal” and the events that occurred in Benghazi. Remind them that Clinton spent hours, under oath, in hearings. Ask for the same treatment of Trump’s administration. It’s only fair.
If not, remind them and everyone you meet that the midterm election is a referendum not just on Donald Trump but it is a referendum of the complicit nature of the 115th United States Congress.
I cannot wait to see what Rod Blum’s office says in response.