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we must be clear no one is above the law and no one is exempt from congressional subpoenas as Democrats try to strengthen their handed an investigative tug of war with president Donald Trump they're considering whether to roll out a rarely used enforcement power I gets trump aids deem to be in contempt of Congress for ignoring their demands the power is called inherent contempt it allows the Democrat led house to directly fine or even jail someone for refusing to cooperate with the congressional subpoena the polluted option that you since nineteen thirty five has been discussed in the region quite with Attorney General William Barr over the Democrats demand for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Muller is report on the Russia pro Reuters kapple hill reporter Richard Cowan and without going through the federal court system could allow them to find the the Attorney General and even possibly put him in jail although that latter part is probably very unlikely the content to the right against bar has eased amid a deal to hand over documents and for now Democrats seem inclined to try their luck in the court quipu inherent contempt as a backup well then hearing content is I think is a useful tool any such move by the house to enforce its subpoena as would thrust house sergeant at arms poll Irving into the spotlight he's best known for the yearly ritual of announcing the president head of the state of the union , but Irving has another duty insuring order and security in the house he sort of like a high school principal but on a much bigger stage Irving would carry out any contempt penalty ordered by house lawmakers it remains a possibility for people such as former White House counsel don began who was a no show at a house hearing on trump that tends to impede the molar probe at all they do is waste time all these investigations any such movie short to be met with legal challenges for the trump administration which is vowed to fight each and every subpoena coming from house Democrats