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yeah you could find someone twenty five thousand dollars a day until they comply and ideally twenty five thousand dollar fine that's what house intelligence here Adam Schiff is proposing for top trump officials and others to Democrats say or stonewalling a wave of congressional investigations the steep fines would draw upon Congress is long dormant power cold in here in contempt adding to the enforcement of congressional subpoenas which the White House has vowed to ignore we would levy fines on those who are not cooperating until they produce what they're compelled to produce lawyers legal affairs reporter John wall so Congress has this power of inherent content basically Congress a hundred two and years ago would send a sergeant at arms to detain somebody until they would comply with a subpoena so some high ranking democratic members of Congress I started talking about this inherent contempt our they they've also discuss well if we have the power to arrest people don't we also the power to find people very grave and I meant this step house Democrats are juggling at least a half dozen separate probes into the trump administration covering everything from special counsel Robert Wolders rush investigation the president trump's tax returns to White House security clearances they've subpoenaed officials from former White House counsel done began to Attorney General William Barr the ayes have it the house Judiciary Committee this week said should be held in contempt for not turning over the full version of Miller's report Bob Miller is no friend of mine had conflicts with him using his own broad powers trump is directed officials not to comply with the subpoenas issued so far fighting back after Mulder found trump had repeatedly tried to impede his probe on Wednesday trump invoked executive privilege in a sweeping moved to keep Congress from seeing molars unredacted findings in evidence we are now in a constitutional crisis Democrats say imposing fines under inherent content could help avoid fighting trump in the courts which could take years and what's the , Democrats also have an eye on the twenty twenty elections politically a lot of congressional Democrats are under pressure from their base to do something to stand up to Donald Trump and I think a lot of are scared of impeachment because they know %HESITATION they don't have the votes in the Senate actually convict the president and this idea of assessing finds would certainly show %HESITATION voters that we members of Congress are taking trump seriously we're standing up and **** says they're still studying the contempt law to make sure they're on quote solid ground because he thought it was unfair