Plan B Activated – Democrats Launch NEW Strategy Against Trump

After former President Donald Trump requested $1 billion in donations during a recent meal at Mar-a-Lago with oil CEOs, House Democrats opened an investigation into the matter.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee questioned nine oil industry executives for details on their businesses’ attendance at the meeting. Democrats said that since Trump’s campaign is vowing to undo a number of environmental measures implemented by the Biden administration, his appeal for funds may have broken campaign finance laws.

In addition to copies of Trump team materials, descriptions of any policy plans discussed at the event, and any contributions made to the Trump campaign during or after the dinner, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asked the corporate executives for the names and titles of anyone from their companies who attended the dinner.

“Venture Global often has bipartisan interactions with government leaders, both past and present, and this meeting was no exception. Regarding the meeting with Trump, a Venture Global representative stated, “We would welcome a similar talk with President Biden at any time.”

Republicans dominate the House, so the Democrats on the committee have little investigative authority. This implies that they are unable to subpoena corporations that refuse to cooperate with the request for information. The head of the Senate Budget Committee, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has more extensive subpoena power, intends to start an inquiry.

“The Budget Committee is looking at ways to guarantee that the industry cannot simply buy off lawmakers in order to burden taxpayers with the tab. According to Whitehouse, “Fossil fuel misconduct will cost Americans trillions in climate damage.”

According to some analysts, Trump did not break any campaign finance regulations since, in order to receive cash, he would have needed to explicitly state that he would implement a certain policy. Trump made a pledge at the event to begin leasing additional land for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and to lift the Biden administration’s ban on new licenses for the export of liquefied natural gas.

‘Please give me money, and I will do things I know you want,’ is what candidates generally do, and that is what Trump was doing, according to Dan Weiner, director of elections and governance at the Brennan Center for Justice at NY University’s law school. “It still strikes me as quite blatant, and it clearly violates the spirit, if not the language, of the law.”

Author: Blake Ambrose

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