For John, BLUF: Congress needs to reflect on its role under the Constitution and then step up, member by member. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Constitution gives legislators many tools for enforcing its will against the executive or judicial branches, but they're worthless if left unused
What prompted this was the recent case of Ms Lisa Page, DOJ lawyer, who is avoiding a Congressional subpoena, as related here, "Page Faces Contempt Charge and More if She Doesn’t Testify This Week: Former FBI lawyer could face drastic congressional sanctions, including the possibility of confinement, until she starts talking."
From Lifezette, by Mr Mark Tapscott, 6 April 2018.
Here are the five Congressional tools:
1) Put somebody in jail.I suspect that the US Congress would only need to do just one thing to change our Government from a bureaucratic centric government to a Congressional centric government. But, that would require the Congresscritters to think of themselves as a unified body, rather than just two warring factions.
2) Impose a big fine.
3) Invoke the power of the purse.
4) Cut the workforce.
5) Have more political appointees.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff