After the election season, an investigation season can divide the country



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After the vote ends on Tuesday, look for the dominoes to start falling in the investigations by the Department of Justice and Republicans in the House of Representatives.

DOJ investigations related to former President Donald Trump Those who kept quiet for the election, but are stirring behind the scenes, could burst into life, according to CNN’s justice team. A special counsel could be appointed to oversee things in an effort to rule out issues Far from the Biden administration.

If Justice Department investigators want to indict Trump before his official presidential campaign begins, they will have to act quickly. He could announce his candidacy as soon as a week after Election Day on Nov. 14, sources told CNN, though that date could change.

Trump wants to claim credit for GOP gains, assuming they happen on Election Day, and take control of the primary before other Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis get there.

If American voters replace the Democrats with a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives, everyone will hear a lot more about Hunter Biden, the troubled son of the current president.

The January 6th House committee will close, and the public inquisition that the Republicans have been carrying out for years will go head-on into the son of the President Joe Biden.

GOP lawmakers don’t have a concrete inflation plan, and the issue is driving many voters to the polls. But after investigating Hunter Biden, who has struggled with substance abuse and made a career out of dealing with aliens, they’ve prepared a 1,000-page roadmap. They plan to file it with the FBI and the Department of Justice. Hunter Biden is already the subject of two federal investigations in Delaware, but he has not been charged with any crime.

It is disingenuous to equate the GOP’s efforts to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings with the Jan. 6 committee’s efforts to document the rebellion and nullify Trump’s 2020 election.

But the lingering flavor of the January 6 hearings and Trump’s two impeachment efforts also; one of which was triggered by Trump’s attempts. In order for Ukraine to investigate only Hunter Biden, Republicans plan to use the House majority’s subpoena power.

In a reversal of recent years, Democratic officials will be the ones rejecting the subpoenas and the Republicans issuing them.

Projected to win a majority in Tuesday’s election, Capitol Hill Republicans won’t wait to take control of the House in January. The new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, told CNN he will send a letter again Treasury Department requesting reports of suspicious banking activity linked to Hunter Biden the threat of the new hope subpoena power gets more attention.

That’s at the top of a wonderful report by CNN’s Melanie Zanona, Manu Raju and Annie Grayer that hammers home all the things Republicans have promised or teased about the Biden administration.

Hunter Biden is the tip of the iceberg in the planned investigations. Next up is the president’s immigration policy, and several Republicans have already called for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be fired.

Just take it from the list of possible investigations indicated in the story:

“Republicans say they want to investigate FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home…

… Chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan …

… Dr. Anthony Fauci and the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic…

…how the administration has acted with parents and school boards…

… Investigates Big Tech…

… types of weapons going to Ukraine and not …

… (and) created at least one select committee to deal with issues related to China.’

Investigations, hearings and subpoenas will dominate the GOP majority, according to CNN’s report, which means Republicans won’t have the power to pass much of anything into law.

Zanona, Raju and Grayer write, “Most of the bills will be primarily messaging efforts, unlikely to overcome a presidential veto or the Senate’s 60-vote threshold, though they would have to pass legislation to fund the government and raise the national debt limit. the effort

Congressional shakeups have become routine for presidents.

Former President George W. Bush’s Republicans lost the House in 2006 when the war in Iraq came to a head.

Former President Barack Obama’s Democrats were “stolen” of voters in 2010 and lost the House. After the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump’s Republicans, after passing massive tax cuts that benefited corporations, lost House control after the 2018 term.

What’s different this time is the intense focus on Hunter Biden, which Trump and other Republicans have long seen as a way to undermine his father.

What House Republicans do will feel like a sideshow if the Justice Department takes the unprecedented step of charging Trump with both his involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.