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Another one bites the dust! VP Kamala Harris Deputy Chief of Staff Resigns

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Another staff member of Vice President Kamala Harris is jumping ship. Reuters reported on an internal staff memo sent out Monday that was obtained by the media outlet. Michael Fuchs served as foreign policy advisor to former President Bill Clinton and worked in senior positions at the U.S. State Department under Obama.

Fuchs served as Harris’s deputy chief of staff and “advised Harris one domestic and international issues, helped manage staff and often accompanied her on foreign trips” reports Reuters. Fuchs will remain in his current role until early May when a replacement is found in order to “ensure a smooth transition.”

One clever Twitter user responded that Kamala Harris doesn’t “give a Fuchs.” That may in fact be the case, as multiple reports have indicated the Vice President holds down a very toxic office environment. Fuchs is the eleventh notable member of her team to quit since she took office, not more than 12 months ago.

Reuters also reported that Harris will be hiring a new chief speechwriter, who used to work as an editorial director at Gates Ventures, where she was a speechwriter for Bill Gates. Meghan Groob will join team Harris and replace Harris’s director of speechwriting, who left at the end of February. Groob was also a senior speechwriter in the Obama administration.

Fox News reports of the veep’s other departed staffers:

Fuchs’ exit follows those of others including deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh, chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs Vincent Evans, director of Harris’ press operations Peter Velz, vice presidential national security adviser Amb. Nancy McEldowney, and director of speechwriting Kate Childs Graham.

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  1. Debbie Tullis

    April 5, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Oh what a wicked weave the democrats are getting theirs vengeance is mind saith the Lord

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House Speaker Mike Johnson Vows to Take Legal Action After DOJ Declines to Prosecute Merrick Garland

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House Speaker Mike Johnson expressed disappointment on Friday over the Justice Department’s (DOJ) decision not to prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland after the House voted to hold him in contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena. Johnson announced plans to take the subpoena to federal court and certify the contempt reports.

The DOJ stated that Garland’s refusal to comply with the subpoena, which instructed him to turn over an audio recording of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur, did not “constitute a crime.” This decision follows the GOP-led House’s vote on Wednesday to hold Garland in contempt, passing the resolution with a 216–207 vote.

“The House disagrees with the assertions in the letter from the Department of Justice,” Johnson wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter). “As Speaker, I will be certifying the contempt reports to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. It is sadly predictable that the Biden Administration’s Justice Department will not prosecute Garland for defying congressional subpoenas even though the department aggressively prosecuted Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro for the same thing.”

Johnson criticized the DOJ’s decision as “another example” of what he perceives as the Biden administration’s two-tiered system of justice. He emphasized that the House would pursue the enforcement of the subpoena against Garland in federal court. The contempt order was issued after President Biden invoked executive privilege over the tapes, though Congress has received a transcript of the interview.

In a statement following the House’s contempt vote, Garland blasted the decision, accusing House Republicans of weaponizing their power for partisan purposes. “Today’s vote disregards the constitutional separation of powers, the Justice Department’s need to protect its investigations, and the substantial amount of information we have provided to the Committees,” Garland stated. “I will always stand up for this department, its employees, and its vital mission to defend our democracy.”

The Justice Department’s refusal to prosecute Garland underscores ongoing tensions between the executive branch and the GOP-led House. The situation reflects broader disputes over congressional oversight, executive privilege, and the handling of classified information.

As Speaker Johnson moves forward with legal action, the outcome could set significant precedents for the balance of power between Congress and the executive branch. The decision to pursue enforcement of the subpoena in federal court will be closely watched, as it may influence future interactions between legislative investigators and executive officials.

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