Mark Meadows, current chairman of the Oversight subcommittee on government operations and also chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, allegedly drafted a plan for GOP members to help thwart frivolous investigations democrats will assuredly bring against President Donald Trump once they control the House.
“Investigations — My Plan to Counter” is one of the topics included in Meadows’ 28-page document, each page bearing a “confidential” watermark.
In the opening page, Meadows apparently wrote he is “confident that with the right team and member engagement, our conference will be able to tactically play the Democrats’ politicized activities to our advantage.”
He added, “I believe I can position the committee as an effective platform to win back the House.”
Incoming Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings and other Democrats have said they plan to conduct a myriad of investigations against President Trump.
The document outlined three areas Meadows plans to attack these ridiculous and wasteful attacks:
“Describe the Democrats’ subpoenas as unreasonable, overly broad, onerous and designed to embarrass Trump. And call for ‘encouraging less-severe means of conducting investigations, like briefings, bipartisan letters, etc.’
“Argue that Democrats’ investigations raise concern over separation of powers, ‘the Democrats are interfering too much with presidential duties and have encroached too far on the fundamental powers of the executive branch.’
“Create a GOP task force. Meadows said the expected overlap of Oversight, Judiciary and Intelligence Committee investigations by Democrats calls out for an informal Republican task force made up of members of those panels and party leaders, ‘for purposes of information sharing and strategy.’”
The document contains information on “anticipated Democratic activity,” derived from 64 subpoena requests denied to Democrats over the last two years.
“We will need a larger team of experienced investigators who will be able to handle the heavy volume and intellectual challenges presented by the Democrats’ attacks,” according to the plan.
Meadows’s plan also calls for a larger communications team “to counter the aggressive messaging the Democrats will launch” against Trump and Republicans. “I plan on developing a communications team dedicated enough and talented enough to engage in reactionary, defensive messaging on a daily basis,” according to the document.
Meadows wrote that the GOP would work to ensure that “Americans want their Congress to get things done and focus on their agenda — not on endless, frivolous, and partisan investigations.”
Many people agree that this is the right track for the GOP to take. Meadows has been a staunch patriot in the House, fighting for individual liberty and against corruption.