Are there any actual consequences for those refusing to comply with a subpoena?
Every so often someone tries telling me that West Korea "is a nation of laws", but it's reallllly difficult to make that case if senior government officials can refuse to comply with lawful orders to appear in court. The self-proclaimed Tough-on-Crime Party of Law and Order/Personal Responsibility must be outraged by such despotic shenanigans. Truly, anyone with patriotic devotion to freedom would stand against such godless corruption (not that any of Beloved Leader's collaborators have any patriotic devotion to anything).
Yes. Contempt of Congress is punishable by up to 12 months in prison and up to a $100,000 fine per offense.
However, I suspect the House is not going to refer them to the U.S. Attorney's office but will use them as a part of the Articles of Impeachment.
If Trump does somehow get convicted and removed from office (which is an extremely long shot), a new VP would need to be selected as well, as per the 25th Amendment. Unlike cabinet and judicial appointments which are only approved by the Senate, the new VP must be approved by a majority of both Houses of Congress, which would mean the Democrats would have to approve of the choice as well.
I say this because of all the stupid memes I see claiming that Pence could simply appoint Trump as a VP, and ones which go further to say that Pence would then resign and Trump would ascend back into the Presidency.
Correct. Unfortunately most U.S. citizens do not understand this process and are perpetuating these wild fantasies of how Trump could return as POTUS.
The Senate won't allow Trump to be impeached. Democrats are just salty because they know Trump is going to win 2020.
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Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."